ERIC Number: ED407817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Transition: Guiding Practice To Improve Student Outcomes. A Trainers' Guide for Educators.
Wisconsin State Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This manual provides information on a follow-up study that investigated the transition outcomes of 90 students with disabilities who have exited Wisconsin's high schools, and provides materials to be used in training educators working with students with disabilities who are transitioning from school to work. The first part of the manual contains trainer materials, including a format outline for a trainer of trainers workshop, a transition knowledge checklist, sample overheads for trainer presentations that illustrate the follow-up study outcomes of students with disabilities, and information on the strategic planning process. The second part contains an educator's manual that reports the research results of the follow-up study of the students with disabilities, including their self-perception, school experiences, recreation, financial, and employment status. An overview of transition services is provided along with information on the following transition components: (1) instruction; (2) community experiences; (3) post-school adult living; (4) employment; and (5) daily living skills. Each of these sections begins with a story taken from the follow-up study and presents strategies and resources to assist students similar to those in the story. The educator's manual also includes informal assessment tools for evaluating students, data from the follow-up study, and several appendices. (CR)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Followup Studies, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Evaluation, Trainers, Training, Training Methods, Transitional Programs
Exceptional Education Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, PO Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin