ERIC Number: ED457414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Programs: Bridging the Gap.
This document shares the collective wisdom and experience of professionals who have successfully guided the transition of hundreds of youths and adults from New York's correctional institutions back into the community. The first section begins with an overview of the New York State Education Department's transition program model to move incarcerated individuals from correctional facilities to the community through a program consisting of the following components: (1) academic program components (basic skills, high school equivalency preparation, English for speakers of other languages, tutorials in high school subjects, life management); (2) transition program components (computerized career assessment, decision-making skills, job readiness skills, community support linkages); and (3) a continuum of support services (employment, continuing education, higher education, family education/empowerment, on-the-job training/apprenticeship, support services, peer support groups family literacy). The program implementation guidelines presented are organized into the following areas: providing instruction, promoting job readiness, and creating a supportive network. The second section provides guidance on being an effective transition coordinator. Special attention is paid to the transition coordinator's role in meeting both the client's needs and the community's needs. The following items are also included: an acronyms glossary; 29 learning standards for 7 curriculum areas; and a sample transition program. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Adult Programs, Articulation (Education), Caseworker Approach, Coordination, Coordinators, Correctional Education, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Job Training, Linking Agents, Models, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.hudrivctr.org/brigap.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Workforce Preparation and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York