ERIC Number: ED461205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Contextual Learning [and] Vocational Assessment.
Kohanek, Jean, Ed.; Divita, Therese, Ed.
Alliance: Newsletter of the National Transition Alliance, v2 n1-2 Mar, Sep 1997
These two newsletter issues of the National Transition Alliance (NTA) for Youth with Disabilities present articles concerning the transition of youth with disabilities from school-to-work (STW) and related informational items. The first issue contains the following articles: "Contextual Learning" (analysis of one of the five categories of practices focused on by the NTA) and "Career Pathways" by Marianne Mooney (discussion of the "career pathways" element of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994.) Also provided are descriptions of three selected Web sites and a calendar of related conferences. The second issue focuses on vocational assessment. Articles include: "Vocational Assessment: The Kick-Off Point for Successful Transitions" (Pamela J. Leconte and Debra A. Neubert);"Professionals in Vocational Assessment" (a description of the roles of various professionals); "Legislative Update: Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)" - modifications of the requirements for providing transition services; and "When All Means All: How To Include Youth with Disabilities in Accountability Systems". Also included are snapshots from the annual Project Directors Meeting, a list of related organizations, descriptions of two Web resources, and a list of selected conferences. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994