ERIC Number: ED392200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
National TEEM Outreach: Transition into the Elementary Education Mainstream. Final Report.
Fox, Wayne; And Others
This final report describes activities of a 3-year federally supported program designed to enable school systems to establish and implement systematic transition planning to meet the multicultural needs of preschool-aged children with disabilities and their families moving into kindergarten and other general education settings. The program model has two major components: best practices and accompanying critical activities for the transition of young children with disabilities; and guidelines for developing a transition process that incorporates these best practices. Program impact is reported for four aspects: (1) replication or planning for replication of the model by 26 school districts in the 7 states involved (Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, Utah, and Vermont); (2) impact upon the successful transition of young children into kindergarten; (3) impact upon family and educator awareness of need for participation in transition planning; and (4) impact upon statewide dissemination and implementation of transition planning. Extensive appendices include leadership institute agendas; state summative reports; sample evaluation instruments; and sample documents developed by the program, such as family guides to transition. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Maine; New Hampshire; New Jersey; South Carolina; Utah; Vermont