ERIC Number: EJ935579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 37
Transition Strategies to Ensure Active Student Engagement
Korbel, Donna M.; McGuire, Joan M.; Banerjee, Manju; Saunders, Sue A.
New Directions for Student Services, n134 p35-46 Sum 2011
Transition into college for students with disabilities has been written about extensively over the past decade, due in part to legislative mandates implemented at the secondary level. With significant increases in the number of these students in the college population, a focus on their transition through college is imperative to improve retention and graduation outcomes that have a compelling relationship to subsequent wage-earning power. Student affairs professionals across units have an opportunity to promote active student engagement and improve the experiences of students with disabilities by embracing a collaborative and inclusive model of practice based on self-determination and principles of universal design. This chapter identifies demographic trends, issues, and challenges that characterize the postsecondary landscape; presents a collaborative model of college transition services; and offers recommendations at each stage of the transition services continuum.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Disabilities, College Students, Student Personnel Services, Self Determination, Access to Education, Educational Trends, Student Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Educational Technology, Cooperation, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004