ERIC Number: ED342194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Descriptive Analysis of Secondary Special Education and Transition Services Model Programs.
Rusch, Frank R.; And Others
This monograph provides a descriptive analysis of five grant programs funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in 1984. The programs were designed to stimulate the improvement and development of programs for secondary special education and to strengthen and coordinate education, training, and related services to assist in the transition process to postsecondary education, vocational training, competitive employment, continuing education, or adult services. Grant programs included: (1) Cooperative Models for Planning and Developing Transitional Services (Competition 84.158C); (2) Special Projects and Demonstrations for Providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Severely Disabled Individuals, Priority Three: "Transition from School or Institution to Work" (84.128A); (3) Handicapped Children's Model Demonstration Projects, Postsecondary Projects (84.023G); (4) Postsecondary Education Programs for Handicapped Persons--Demonstration Projects (84.078C); and (5) Demonstration Projects for Mildly Mentally Retarded and Learning Disabled (84.078B). Titles and authors of papers included are: "An Analysis of OSERS'-Sponsored Secondary Special Education and Transitional Services Research" (Frank R. Rusch and others); "Secondary Special Education and Transition Services: Model Program Overview (CFDA 84.158C)" (Frank R. Rusch and others); "A Descriptive Analysis of OSERS Competition 84.128A: (Priority Three) 'Transition from School or Institution to Work'" (Philip G. Wilson); "An Analysis of Federally Funded Model Programs for Enhancing Postsecondary Options among Youths with Disabilities (CFDA 84.023G)" (Patricia A. Gonzalez); "A Descriptive Analysis of Competition 84.078C: Postsecondary Education Programs for Handicapped Persons--Demonstration Projects" (John F. Enchelmaier); and "A Descriptive Analysis of Competition 84.078B: Postsecondary Model Programs" (Anna H. Gajar and others). Appendices contain a project evaluation form and the request for proposals prepared for each of the competitions. The monograph concentrates on identifying meaningful and relevant dimensions of effective secondary special education program development, and seeks to provide a blueprint for future direction of model programs. (JDD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, Learning Disabilities, Mild Disabilities, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Qualitative Research, Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Special Programs, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.