ERIC Number: ED441320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Transition-Related Planning, Instruction, and Service Responsibilities for Secondary Special Educators. Fact Sheet.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. of Career Development and Transition.; Illinois Univ., Champaign. Transition Research Inst.
This fact sheet summarizes promising secondary education practices that special educators can employ to help improve the post-school outcomes of students with exceptional learning needs. These practices are organized into the following five categories: student-focused planning, student development, interagency collaboration, family involvement, and program structures and policies. Specific strategies include: (1) identify and document students' post-school goals, learning preferences, and need for accommodations, and use a variety of assessment information as a basis for the Individualized Education Program (IEP); (3) develop educational experiences that correspond with post-school goals and objectives; (4) develop students' abilities to participate meaningfully in the development of the IEP; (5) teach academic skills in the context of real life experiences; (6) teach self-determination skills; (7) interact effectively with community service providers to identify and address students' service and support needs; (8) collaborate with general and vocational educators regarding students' learning needs and instructional programs; (9) provide pre-individual education program planning activities for parents; (10) identify and provide information about transitional services to families; (11) develop outcome-based criteria; and (12) teach students in integrated settings. (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. of Career Development and Transition.; Illinois Univ., Champaign. Transition Research Inst.