ERIC Number: ED495858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: 13
Choices in Transition: A Model for Career Development. Information Brief. Volume 5, Issue 1
Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Ostrander, R. Noam; Garate, Teresa
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
This brief describes the Choices in Transition program for low-income ethnic minority youth with disabilities in Chicago. The program's goal is to support participants in the process of transition in order to improve educational and vocational success and to increase self-determination. Recommendations for improving the transition outcomes of youth with disabilities are included. The brief comes to a conclusion stating that the Choices in Transition model provides students with disabilities an opportunity to develop a career through postsecondary training and vocational guidance and support. The model also provides supports that allow participants to develop and strengthen their self-advocacy skills and promote self-determination.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Career Guidance, Career Development, Transitional Programs, Program Descriptions, Improvement Programs, Career Choice, Models, Guidance Programs
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncset.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.