ERIC Number: ED393233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
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Special Education Teaching Area and Years Tenure: Effects on Interagency Collaboration in Transition Planning.
Groves, Robin A.; Thomas, J. Ressler
This study examined the relationship between years of teaching experience and teacher specialty area in terms of formulation of vocational objectives in transition planning. Descriptive and inferential data were gathered from 43 secondary special education teachers concerning 393 student transition plans. Results indicated that teaching experience has a significant inverse relationship to outside agency inclusion in transition planning. The adult service providers most actively involved in transition planning were vocational rehabilitation programs and job training and placement assistance programs. Teachers more actively involved in vocational activities did not formulate more vocational objectives than other teachers. Discussion of findings, implications for practice, and suggestions for future research are provided. (Contains 16 references.) (PB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employment Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Secondary Education, Special Education Teachers, Specialization, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Experience, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (24th, Biloxi, MS, November 8-10, 1995).