ERIC Number: ED419138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Transition: Facilitating the Postschool Adjustment of Students with Disabilities.
Levinson, Edward M.
This book focuses on transition--the facilitation of the postsecondary adjustment of students, particularly those with disabilities, to work, leisure, and independent functioning in the community. Chapter 1 reviews definitions of transition, highlights a transdisciplinary transition model, and reviews federal legislation to facilitate transition. Chapter 2 discusses the following: a philosophical approach to assessment designed to assist in gathering accurate information about students; variables likely to influence assessment results and issues related to selecting and using assessment devices and interpreting assessment data; advantages and disadvantages of assessment techniques; and areas that need to be assessed for transition planning. Chapter 3 discusses issues associated with individual transition planning and practical and logistical factors to consider when establishing and implementing transition programs. Chapter 4 addresses these training areas: academic skills, vocational skills, career development and education; and life skills. Chapter 5 discusses the placement of students into employment, residential living, and postsecondary educational settings. Chapter 6 addresses the roles that educational professional, parents, students, and representatives from community agencies can assume in the transdisciplinary transition planning process. Chapter 7 discusses characteristics of successful transition programs and two types of model programs. An index is appended. End-of-chapter reference lists contain a total of 245 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Job Training, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Student Employment, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301-2877.
Publication Type: Books
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