ERIC Number: EJ589561
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Mediation as a Transition Process: The Impact on Postschool Employment Outcomes.
Devlieger, Patrick J.; Trach, John S.
Exceptional Children, v65 n4 p507-23 Sum 1999
This study used ethnographic methodology to evaluate the impact of mediation on transition outcomes of six persons with mild mental retardation. Strategies used by focal persons, their parents, and agencies/schools are discussed in relation to (1) empowerment and self-determination, (2) social dimensions of transition planning and "balanced mediation," and (3) the Individualized Education Program as a planning tool. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Empowerment, Ethnography, Individualized Education Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Mediation Theory, Mild Mental Retardation, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Qualitative Research, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A