ERIC Number: ED395421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-4
Perceptions of Team Members Regarding the Involvement of Students with Learning Disabilities in Transition Planning.
Walker, Joanne H.; Shaw, Stan F.
Secondary level transition team members (administrators, special educators, and related service personnel) were surveyed regarding their perceptions of involvement by students with learning disabilities in transition planning and provision of services and activities that foster student involvement. Factor analysis of the 427 responses revealed that special educators differed from administrators and related service personnel in their perceptions of transition planning. Special educators perceived lower levels of student involvement and provision of fewer services and activities related to self-reliance than did the other two groups. Special educators also desired greater provision of services to foster career/vocational goals in transition planning than the other two groups. Team members from all three groups desired a greater degree of student involvement in transition planning and related services and activities than currently exists. Findings suggest that professionals perceive "best practices" as described in the transition literature to be desirable program elements for students with learning disabilities. (Contains 36 references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Disabilities, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Pupil Personnel Services, Secondary Education, Self Management, Special Education Teachers, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).