ERIC Number: ED354656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The ECE Transition Follow-Up Project. Project Handbook, Questionnaire, and Interviewer's Guide.
Funk, Harry E.
This handbook is offered to guide the replication of a transition follow-up project for students in Exceptional Child Education (ECE) programs, by providing procedures and functional resources used to implement the model components. The project involved surveying former Jefferson County (Kentucky) special education students from all exceptionalities, including graduates, certificate holders, dropouts, and exiters to general education. In addition, a follow-along survey was conducted with currently enrolled special education students in grades 8-12 and exiters to general education in grades 10-12. Data from the surveys were used to modify and expand curriculum and program options to enhance the employment, postsecondary education, and independent living of the target population. These changes were subsequently evaluated through follow-up and follow-along surveys whose output data served as feedback for program modification. Following an introduction, the handbook offers chapters focusing on the following steps: (1) develop a framework for project management to mobilize the resources necessary to conduct the surveys; (2) administer surveys with target groups; (3) analyze data in accordance with the project's evaluation plan objectives; (4) plan, prepare, and present reports of project findings; and (5) use survey results to modify or expand programs and services. Appendices provide management schema, an organizational chart, job descriptions, administrative items concerning data collection, and a detailed interviewer's guide. (JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Dropout Research, Educational Objectives, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Independent Living, Interviews, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Community Coll., Louisville, KY.