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ERIC Number: ED437796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 278
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-344-X
Transition from School to Life: 16 Classes. A Complete University Course for Special Educators.
Martin, James E.; Kohler, Paula D.
This document presents all necessary materials for a complete course at the university level on the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life. It includes an instructor's guide, a class syllabus, and 16 class lessons. The course is based on the "Taxonomy for Transition Programming," a model of effective transition practices developed through a review of transition-related research and exemplary transition programs. Early class lessons provide an overview of research findings about the postschool outcomes of students with disabilities, and introduce the "Taxonomy" as a model for planning, implementing, and evaluating transition-focused education. Subsequent class lessons focus on content directly related to the model's five practice categories: (1) student-focused planning, (2) student development, (3) interagency collaboration, (4) family involvement, and (5) program structures. Each lesson features readings, discussion, and activities related to the specific practice category. Self-determination for students is stressed throughout the curriculum. Overhead and handout masters are also included. (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (Stock No. P5321, $195 plus postage and handling). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Transition Research Inst.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For related project documents, see EC 307 645-647.