ERIC Number: ED379866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Transition Database: Update. Second Edition.
Repetto, Jeanne B.; And Others
Project RETAIN (Retention in Education Technical Assistance and Information Network) is a Florida project that assists school districts through identification and dissemination of effective practices that keep students with mild disabilities in school. One part of the project was the development of a database of school district efforts in the area of current transition programs. This database provides information to practitioners, administrators, agency personnel, parents, policymakers, and other interested professionals. Data were derived from descriptive materials collected from districts across the state. Materials were analyzed and data were entered into the database and periodically updated. Contents of the transition database have been organized into a dissemination format which includes: (1) a cover page (providing data on contact person/s, district size, verification, initiatives, transition team members, and program status); (2) the transition continuum (with data on transition planning, four levels of employment training, vocational education, and postsecondary training); and (3) program components (covering planning documentation, program documentation, interagency cooperation, curriculum, transition services, dropout prevention, and types of students served). Some overall implications of the data collection effort are noted. Appendices list contact persons, sample materials, and program descriptors. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Databases, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Mild Disabilities, Program Development, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Transitional Programs
Clearinghouse/Information Center, Bureau of Student Services and Exceptional Education, Suite 628, Florida Education Center, 325 W. Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida