ERIC Number: ED380974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Conversations with a Learning Disabilities Teacher and a School Counselor: Working as Partners.
Heggoy, Synnove J.; Grant, Dale F.
Fourteen learning disabilities (LD) teachers and 17 counselors at 31 secondary schools completed a questionnaire concerning their roles in preparing students with learning disabilities for postsecondary education. The open-ended questionnaire covered the following topics: who has primary responsibility for providing transition services, what services are provided to all students including students with learning disabilities by both learning disabilities teachers and counselors, how frequently do learning disabilities teachers and counselors meet with one another concerning the needs of students with learning disabilities, and what are the major unmet needs of learning disabilities students. Findings indicated that 43 percent of the LD teachers said they had primary responsibility for providing postsecondary guidance and 24 percent of the counselors said they had primary responsibility. About half of both the learning disabilities teachers and counselors indicated that they met at least once or twice a month. Concerning identification of unmet needs for LD students, 71 percent of the LD teachers identified transition-related types of needs whereas only 18 percent of counselors identified transition needs. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Cooperation, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Counselors, Special Education Teachers, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teamwork, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A