ERIC Number: ED371502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Issues in Transition.
McNair, Jeff, Ed.; Kronick, Nancy, Ed.
Six papers address issues in the transition of students with disabilities into the adult world of work. In "Workplace Support," Jeff McNair defines "support," differentiates types of support, and considers various foci of intervention. The second paper titled, "Cross-Cultural Transition: An Exigent Topic for Study" by Nancy Kronick, reviews research on students identified as "at risk," minority individuals with disabilities, the importance of education in successful transition, a hypothesis regarding poor academic and work performance by ethnic minorities, service delivery models and programs, and Native American community-based education and programs. The third paper, titled "Legal Aspects of Transition to Employment and Independent Living for Individuals with Disabilities" by Stanley L. Swartz, summarizes key legislative acts concerning special education, vocational education, and employment. Community integration issues are noted. Next, Carol Gentili and Ann Vessey in "A 'Special Needs' Job Developer" look at aspects of job preparation, the job search, job training, and job maintenance. The fifth paper titled, "Transition from Institutional Settings for Children and Youth with Social Problems" by Richard Ashcroft offers a model of social interaction along the dimensions of topographical, ecological, and social features. The last paper, "Parent Involvement in Transition Programs" by Jeff McNair and Frank R. Rusch, analyzed 108 survey responses concerning parent involvement in the transition process and found that about two-thirds were involved in or anticipated involvement in their child's transition program. (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Job Development, Job Search Methods, Legal Responsibility, Minority Groups, Models, Parent Participation, Secondary Education, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., San Bernardino.
Note: A part of the Transition Specialist Program. For volume two, see EC 303 090.