ERIC Number: ED422680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Transition: Preparing Transition Specialists. Final Report.
Lehmann, Jean P.; Sample, Pat L.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a cooperative project of the Colorado State University School of Education, Colorado State University Occupational Therapy Department, and the University of Northern Colorado Department of Health and Human Services Rehabilitation Counselor training program to develop a comprehensive individualized program to train professionals at the master's degree level in the provision of transition services. The project was also designed to provide rural school districts with staff development and technical assistance for helping students with disabilities make the transition from school to adult life. Thirteen students (nine education students and four occupational therapy students) received specialized training at the master's degree level. Distance learning and condensed courses were modified and integrated into the university programs to allow training opportunities for rural vocational instructors, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and special educators to earn the transition specialization endorsement. Formal evaluation identified some problems with the program model, administration, and implementation and such positive program outcomes as development of partnerships between local districts and the universities. (Contains 18 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Individualized Transition Plans, Inservice Teacher Education, Masters Degrees, Occupational Therapy, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Specialization, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.