ERIC Number: ED380945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Implications for Youth with Disabilities as They Transition from School to Work and Adult Life. Goals 2000: Educate America Act.
Policy Update, Sum 1994
This policy update discusses provisions of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act which directly influence the experiences of high school-age students with disabilities as they prepare for the transition from school to work and adult life. The paper discusses: (1) purposes of the Act; (2) the eight National Education Goals of Title I; (3) implications of four of the goals for secondary-age students with disabilities, including goals relating to school completion, teacher education and professional development, adult literacy and lifelong learning, and parental participation; (4) purpose of Title II in building national consensus for education improvement and establishing voluntary content standards, student performance standards, and opportunity-to-learn standards; (5) the Title III state grant program to support state and local improvement efforts; (6) Parental Information and Resource Centers authorized under Title IV; (7) National Skill Standards Board authorized under Title V; and (8) miscellaneous provisions of Title X, including funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and provision for a study of the inclusion of children with disabilities in school reform activities. Professionals, parents, advocates, and youth with disabilities are urged to monitor the development of standards to ensure that such standards adequately encompass and address the needs and interests of young people with disabilities. Action steps for ensuring the inclusion of youth with disabilities in Goals 2000 are listed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, High Schools, National Programs, Transitional Programs
National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000