ERIC Number: ED352768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Transition Report: A Comprehensive Analysis and Survey of Idaho's Current System of Transition Services for Students in Special Education.
Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.; Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
This report examines efforts in Idaho to provide transition information and planning to secondary students with disabilities and their families. It offers an ideal profile of best transition practices. It then reports on a survey of 247 teachers, 170 principals, and 105 special education directors/superintendents in Idaho. The survey examined: (1) school district participation in formal transition planning, use of a manual, teacher training in transition, maintaining relationships between academic and vocational programs, developing strategies with adult service agencies, and using interagency agreements; (2) integration of students' transition plans with Individual Education Programs; (3) participation of students, parents, and agency personnel in setting student goals; (4) current practices of each school district with respect to age-related time tables for invoking vocational emphasis, making available community-based instruction, performing learned skills in new environments, and providing disability-appropriate instruction; and (5) interacting with community services and working environments, offering specialists to guide transition efforts, and doing follow-up to assess the impact of current transition practices. Seventeen recommendations are offered. Appendixes contain the survey form, a description of the Idaho Transition Project, description of a vocational personnel preparation grant, and description of the Interagency Working Group on Transition. (Contains approximately 50 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.; Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho