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ERIC Number: ED475505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
What Is Quality Education? Perspectives from Two Students and a Parent. Information Brief.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
This information brief presents views on quality education from two individuals with disabilities and a parent of a student with a disability. Amanda Dahloff, Kelly Socha, and Amy Pleet, all experienced in the transition process, offer diverse views on how educational systems can best serve students with disabilities. Key recommendations include: (1) create a supportive Individualized Education Program (IEP) team; (2) make buildings accessible to allow students to attend school in their hometown; (3) promote student self-advocacy; (4) plan for the future and include personal goals on the IEP; (5) encourage student participation in extracurricular activities to expand communication skills and leadership abilities; (6) encourage participation in the general education curriculum and experiences; (7) promote high expectations from teachers and parents; (8) ensure students with disabilities have all the same opportunities as other students; (9) connect secondary students with disabilities with adult service supports; (10) inspire students with disabilities with a joy of learning; (11) ensure a positive teacher student relationship; (12) integrate transition and workplace skills into the curriculum; and (13) create a positive working relationship between parents and teachers. (CR)
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Volume 1, Issue 5.