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ERIC Number: ED495871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Transition Planning: Community Mapping as a Tool for Teachers and Students. Research to Practice Brief. Volume 4, Issue 1
Tindle, Kate; Leconte, Pam; Buchanan, LaVerne; Taymans, Juliana M.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
Community mapping is a tool grounded in a school-to-careers research base that can aid educators' efforts in matching students' transition needs with community assets. Community mapping (geographical or abstract) is a contextualized teaching and learning (CTL) approach that can acquaint teachers with the target community's culture, resources, transition assets, and needs. This brief presents a tool for educators to help match student transition needs with community assets, and for students to explore organizations and career opportunities in their community. It describes the research base for community mapping and provides an outline of the roles, responsibilities, and materials involved in the community mapping process. It also provides examples of and further resources for engaging in community resource mapping. (Contains 1 table.)
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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