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ERIC Number: EJ789114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Strategies for Integrating Transition-Related Competencies into Teacher Education
Kohler, Paula D.; Greene, Gary
Teacher Education and Special Education, v27 n2 p146-162 Spr 2004
Post-school outcomes of students with disabilities continue to differ significantly from those of their peers without disabilities, in spite of federal special education regulations to address transition issues in IEPs. Transition-related research has identified practices associated with improving post-school outcomes. Yet, implementation of such practices and compliance with federal regulations remains somewhat sporadic. To improve implementation, we suggest strategies for improving transition-related teacher competencies through special education teacher education programs. This paper describes (a) approaches for including transition-related content; (b) transition-related teacher competencies; (c) components of teacher education curricula for targeting competency development; and (d) specific readings, class activities, and assignments for infusing transition-related content. Suggestions for future research are also offered. (Contains 7 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A