ERIC Number: ED352799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Implementation Guide. Instructor Materials.
Boyer-Stephens, Arden, Ed.
This transition model, called Guiding Education toward Adult Roles for Success (GEARS), provides a comprehensive framework from which transition services and programs can evolve. Three components of transition services are considered: transition partners, the transition process, and adult outcomes. After an introduction, the report's second section discusses how to build a transition program and how to gain administrative support. Sample needs assessments are included for parents, students, general education teachers, counselors, employers, administrators, vocational education teachers, special education teachers, agency personnel, and postsecondary education personnel. Section Three describes assessment of transition needs, noting who is responsible for assessing needs, and methods used to assess needs. This section provides interview questionnaires, sample transition assessment checklists, sample ecological assessments, and a district-wide assessment of transition needs. Section Four focuses on sample transition statements, goals, and objectives for such areas as career planning, community participation, legal services, transportation, and others. Section Five addresses curriculum, emphasizing the importance of a student-centered curriculum to prepare students for real and age-appropriate situations and providing curriculum guidelines for such transition areas as socialization, personal management, and health needs. Section Six examines parent, community, and interagency involvement and offers sample cooperative agreements. Section Seven, on assessing program effectiveness, gives examples of internal and external assessments. Section Eight lists resources, including state resources, local resources, resources for rural schools, creative solutions for funding, resources for transition to postsecondary education, disability-focused organizations, and Missouri school district transition programs. (Contains approximately 120 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Models, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resources, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Transitional Programs
Instructional Materials Laboratory, 2316 Industrial Dr., Columbia, MO 65203.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri