NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED342536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-19
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transition for Students with Learning Disabilities in Four Rocky Mountain States.
McCuller, Glen L.; And Others
Recent research indicates that problems in the transition from school to employment are frequent among students with learning disabilities, particularly those in rural areas. While a systematic approach to transition appears to be beneficial, the best method for implementing such an approach is still in question. One hundred seventeen special education teachers in rural schools in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho were randomly selected to receive a mail survey; 76 responded (a 65% response rate). The research was conducted to examine teacher training related to transition and the nature of transition services offered by the teachers' schools. Respondents were primarily resource room teachers in elementary or secondary schools; over 60 percent had more than 5 years of teaching experience. Over half indicated that their college education had contained no vocational transition coursework, and 36 percent had received no inservice training on transition. Transition planning was initiated prior to age 15 at 41 percent of schools and prior to age 10 at 17 percent. However, 28 percent of respondents indicated that transition planning was not applicable to their students, and 25 percent thought that long-range or short-term goals were not applicable. Teachers felt that the five most important transitional planning issues were teaching social skills, teaching job skills, matching skills to the job, parent involvement, and case management. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A