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ERIC Number: ED439877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 7
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Transition of Navajo Special Education Students in a Rural Environment.
Bowsley, Virginia; Dugi, Audrelia; Gonnie, Pat; Heimbecker, Connie; Jennings, Marianne; Medina, Catherine; Sorgnit, Heather; Watt, Carolyn; Prater, Greg
The Kayenta Unified School District (KUSD)(Arizona) transition program helps prepare Dine (Navajo) special education students for postsecondary opportunities within their own communities and outside the Navajo Reservation. The senior transition class entails a year-long course that focuses on the application process for tribal and federal vocational rehabilitation services; vocational training, including job placement; incorporation of Dine culture; and involvement of family and community. Case studies describe the experiences of three male students with mild or learning disabilities who went through the transition program in 1997-99. During 1997-99, KUSD's Monument Valley High School graduated a total of 32 students with varying disabilities, of which 12 sought postsecondary vocational training. It appears that students are more successful with vocational training if they have parental support and are more likely to apply for postsecondary training if they are better informed about training services. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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