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ERIC Number: EJ836376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
A Multistate Survey of Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of Their Transition Competencies
Benitez, Debra T.; Morningstar, Mary E.; Frey, Bruce B.
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v32 n1 p6-16 2009
Adult outcomes for students with disabilities continue to remain below their peers without disabilities, and such poor postsecondary outcomes may be due to special education teachers who are unprepared to plan and deliver effective transition services. This study examined the perceptions of 557 middle and high school special education teachers from 31 states. A transition competencies survey was developed to collect data on teacher demographic variables as well as ratings of their levels of proficiency in (a) preparation to plan and deliver transition services, (b) satisfaction with transition training, and the (c) frequency with which they deliver specific competencies. Implications for including transition content in both special education personnel preparation programs and professional development opportunities for teachers of transition-aged youth are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A