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ERIC Number: EJ841378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Student Knowledge and Perceptions of Individual Transition Planning and Its Process
Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Lynch, Patricia S.
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v29 n3 p13-21 Spr 2007
Although increased attention in special education has been given to individual transition planning, little research has been done to assess student opinions and knowledge on this process. The majority of research has focused on "best practice" to ensure quality transition planning for students. This study surveyed 103 students receiving special education services at a large high school in Texas to assess student knowledge and perceptions on the current transition planning process. Students surveyed represent those with mild to moderate disabling conditions (intellectual disability, learning disability, emotional disturbance, autism, speech, and other health impairment) and were educated in a spectrum of general education and special education classrooms. Results are discussed in terms of how the students in special education have been educated on the transition process, how the special education staff used student goals and desires in writing transition plans, and overall student perceptions of the process. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students