ERIC Number: ED349745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
External Expectations of Transition.
Nickles, James L.
This paper examines the many external expectations confronting persons with disabilities and the skills required to survive and prosper in school, at home, on the job, and in the community. Data were obtained from 155 regular teachers, 110 special educators, 150 parents, and 55 employers through the use of the School Survival Skills Questionnaire. All groups identified the following skills as necessary for successful transition: accepts consequences of own behavior, goes to class every day, arrives at school on time, plans steps to reach a goal, turns in work on time, keeps track of work in an assignment book, takes good care of other people's things, and knows what things he or she does well. The paper concludes that teachers have an obligation to continually modify the training of students with disabilities to incorporate these skills, in order to increase potential transition opportunities. Appendixes contain a copy of the 48-item questionnaire and a list of necessary skills. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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