ERIC Number: ED338741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Training Transition Linkage Coordinators for Urban High Schools. Final Report 1988-1991. CASE No. 12-91.
Flugman, Bert; And Others
The training program for transition linkage coordinators (TLCs) was initiated in 1988 as a staff development program for persons in the New York City (New York) schools designated to help young people with disabilities make the transition from high school to the working world or to institutions of higher learning. Those selected as TLCs come from special education, counseling, and work-study coordination. Over the 3-year period from 1988 to 1991, 78 individuals from 70 schools participated. Graduate credit was awarded for seminar participation. This report incorporates evaluation of the third project year with an overall review of the 3-year term. It is based on observations of representative seminars, post-session evaluations completed by participants, and comprehensive evaluations of the entire program by participants and program directors. The program offers a good mix of didactic and practicum experience for participants and provides them with a workable picture of the functions of a TLC. Providing graduate credits provides the opportunity for completion of outside assignments relevant to the program and the functioning of a TLC. Project staff and participants made a number of recommendations for program improvement. Appendices I and II are evaluations of the training programs of years 1 and 2. Appendix III contains two discussions of managing transition services more effectively. There are 19 tables in Appendix I. (SLD)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselors, Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers, Graduate Students, High Risk Students, High School Graduates, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Training, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers, Special Education, Staff Development, Transitional Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.