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Trainor, Audrey A.; Carter, Erik W.; Karpur, Arun; Martin, James E.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Morningstar, Mary E.; Newman, Lynn; Rojewski, Jay W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
The role of research in transition education has been prominent and influential. Yet too many young people with disabilities are still not experiencing outcomes aligned with their personal aspirations and priorities. Moreover, individuals with disabilities continue to experience barriers to employment, educational, economic, and other challenges…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Educational Research, Students with Disabilities, Secondary School Students
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Burke, Kathryn M.; Anderson, Mark H.; Antosh, Anthony; LaPlante, Terri; Hicks, Tyler – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This study explored teacher perceptions of their ability to implement the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) with fidelity and the impact of these perceptions on student self-determination outcomes on the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR). Using a piece-wise growth model, we found stability in teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Models, Self Determination, Self Efficacy
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Harvey, Michael W.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Test, David W.; Imperatore, Catherine; Lombardi, Allison; Conrad, Michelle; Szymanski, Amy; Barnett, Kristy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This article describes the Division of Career Development and Transition's (DCDT) position regarding Career Technical Education (CTE) and provides recommendations regarding more intense collaboration to improve access to and persistence in CTE for students with disabilities. Professional groups, such as the DCDT and the Association for Career and…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Vocational Education, Career Development, Secondary Education
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Burke, Kathryn M.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Antosh, A. Anthony; LaPlante, Terri; Masterson, Laurie H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
Self-determination, defined by acting as the causal agent in one's life, plays a critical role in the transition from high school to postsecondary education, employment, and community living for all students, including students with significant support needs. The "Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction" (SDLMI) is a teaching model…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Adjustment, Planning, Goal Orientation
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Suk, Andrea L.; Sinclair, Tracy E.; Osmani, Kimberly J.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
Transition planning must consider all aspects of the student's postsecondary goals. Although the makeup of personnel in educational settings are predominantly White, the number of students from culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse (CELD) backgrounds continues to grow. This article promotes personal reflection on cultural competence,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Cultural Background
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Lo, Lusa; Bui, Oanh – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
Lack of family engagement in transition planning continues to be a challenge in special education. This study examined the experiences of Chinese and Vietnamese families of youth with disabilities toward transition planning. Results suggested that participants were eager to be engaged in the transition planning and valued the importance of…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Kutscher, Elisabeth L.; Tuckwiller, Elizabeth D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This study investigated K-12 experiences individuals with disabilities perceived as influencing their transition to and participation in postsecondary education. Using a convergent transformative mixed methods research design, the study integrated findings from interviews and surveys (n = 13) using multiple correspondence analysis. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Influences, Postsecondary Education, Students with Disabilities
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Sanderson, Kelli A.; Goldman, Samantha E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This study examined the effectiveness of interventions used to increase the participation of adolescents with disabilities during individualized education program (IEP) meetings. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were conducted to identify and synthesize the group-design experimental literature on this topic, as well as evaluate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, Student Participation, Meetings
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Lombardi, Allison; Rifenbark, Graham; Tarconish, Emily; Volk, Daniel; Monahan, Jessica; Buck, Andrew; Izzo, Margo; Murray, Alexa – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
In this study, students with and without disabilities (n = 816) in general and special education settings in Grades 9 through 12 were participants in a quasi-experimental design to examine the main effects of an online curriculum intervention with transition-related content on career readiness. Setting and teacher characteristics were examined for…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Individualized Transition Plans, Students with Disabilities, High School Students
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Pham, Yen K.; Hirano, Kara A.; Lindstrom, Lauren; DeGarmo, David S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
Young women with disabilities face multiple barriers that limit their career pathways. Little research has been conducted to examine how cognitive constructs of career self-efficacy and outcome expectations contribute to their future aspirations. This study examined direct relationships between career self-efficacy and outcome expectations on…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Career Development, Females, Expectation
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Choiseul-Praslin, Belkis; McConnell, Amber – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
Students with significant disabilities typically experience poor postschool employment outcomes. However, when provided opportunities to work and engage within their communities, they can gain necessary work-specific and workplace social skills to improve outcomes. This article outlines a six-step model for community-based employment programs…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans
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Grigal, Meg; Cooney, Lori; Hart, Debra – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Engagement and academic success in middle school is critically important to ensure students with disabilities complete high school and have a viable path to and through postsecondary education. Although most middle school students say they want to pursue postsecondary education or training, a significant proportion are not actively engaged in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Middle School Students, Youth
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Keenan, Walter R.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lombardi, Allison R.; Dukes, Lyman L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 expanded the legal definition of disability to establish broader coverage for individuals with disabilities, including college students, than the definition in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The new interpretation of the definition of disability shifted the main purpose of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Documentation, Transitional Programs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Gary, Kelli W.; Sima, Adam; Wehman, Paul; Johnson, Khalilah R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Related services were examined for 1,400 racial/ethnic transitioning minorities enrolled in the National Longitudinal Transition Study--2 database after adjusting for demographic and socioeconomic variables. Propensity methods balanced minorities (32%) and nonminorities (68%) on demographic and socioeconomic factors. Logistic regressions…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies
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Whittenburg, Holly N.; Sims, Katie A.; Wehman, Paul; Walther-Thomas, Christine – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
High school work experience is a predictor of postsecondary employment success for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Developing integrated work experiences often requires schools to partner with local businesses; yet, secondary special education transition teams may not have prior experience or preparation in this type…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, High School Students, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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