ERIC Number: ED475505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Attitudes, Self Advocacy, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Transitional Programs
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncset.org. For full text: http://www.ncset.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
Note: Volume 1, Issue 5.