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ERIC Number: ED474459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 327
Abstractor: N/A
Laying a Foundation for the Future: High School Students in Transition.
Doren, Bonnie
This report and associated materials describe a project to develop and deliver a self-directed transition planning curriculum for high school students with and without disabilities. The NEXT S.T.E.P. (Student Transition & Educational Planning) curriculum was field tested with 300 teachers and 5,000 students in several states. Activities and achievements are reported for each of the project's four goals: (1) provide instruction on self-directed transition planning within inclusive settings designed by collaborative teams of general and special education teachers, parents, and students; (2) evaluate the immediate and long-term impact of the curriculum and instructional strategy; (3) document the critical factors that enhance the sustainability of the curriculum and instructional program with a User's Guide; and (4) disseminate the New York State User's Guide and information on student outcomes. Twenty-six appendices provide agendas, questionnaires, interview tools, lists of materials, and outreach materials. Also included is the User's Guide with sections on student benefits of transition planning, inclusive classrooms, collaborative planning and teaching relationships, and connections to standards and school reform. Information on a CD-ROM and a computer diskette complete the package. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.
Note: Accompanied by the New York State User's Guide, "Take the NEXT S.T.E.P: A Guidebook to Support Inclusive and Collaborative Student-Directed Transition Planning"; the NEXT S.T.E.P Training Presentation on CD-ROM; and the NEXT S.T.E.P Training Presentation on computer diskette. CD-ROM and computer diskette are not available from ERIC.