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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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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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Hagiwara, Mayumi; Palmer, Susan B.; Hancock, Christine L.; Shogren, Karrie A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Strong family--school partnerships are crucial throughout K--12 education as they enable the development and implementation of meaningful educational programs for students with disabilities. This is especially true during transition planning. In many families, youth with disabilities have siblings that are a core part of the family unit, are…
Descriptors: Siblings, Role, Family School Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E.; Willis, Donna M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We examined the theoretical factor structure fit and psychometric properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG). In the first study, 349 transition-aged students with disabilities, their special educators, and family members completed TAGG assessments, and using exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Disabilities
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Simonsen, Monica L.; Novak, Jeanne A.; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To understand the current status of transition-related credentialing systems in driving personnel preparation, it is necessary to identify which state education and rehabilitation services agencies are currently providing certification and licensure in the area of secondary transition. The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of…
Descriptors: State Policy, Policy Analysis, Credentials, Secondary Education
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Greene, Gary – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities, age 16 years and older, include age appropriate transition assessment results aligned with measurable postsecondary goals. This section of the IEP is typically known as an Individual Transition Plan…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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May, Michael E.; Chitiyo, Jonathan; Goodin, Theresa; Mausey, Angie; Swan-Gravatt, Crystal – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The current article describes the evaluation of a service-based learning model as part of a special education course focused on secondary programming for students with disabilities. A total of 42 preservice teachers and 21 high school juniors and seniors with disabilities actively participated in the service learning project at a local high…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Alhossan, Bandar A.; Trainor, Audrey A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study investigated to what extent faculty members include and value transition curricula in special education preparation programs in Saudi Arabia. A web-based survey was conducted and sent to special education professors across 20 universities. Descriptive statistics and a t-test analysis generated three main findings: (a) Institutions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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Konrad, Moira; Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Students with disabilities trail behind their peers without disabilities while in school, as well as in post-secondary outcome areas. Given that self-determination and enhanced academic skills are associated with improved post-school outcomes, one possible solution is to identify interventions that teach self-determination and academic skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Writing Instruction
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Agran, Martin; Hughes, Carolyn; Thoma, Colleen A.; Scott, LaRon A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Although social skills have long been recognized as essential in promoting employees' employability (e.g., maintaining employment), there has been little research about work-related social skills for the last two decades. A systematic replication of Salzberg, Agran, and Lignugaris/Kraft's investigation of critical social skills was conducted.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Employment Potential, Career Development
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Collier, Margo L.; Griffin, Megan M.; Wei, Yonghua – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article describes the pilot study of an informal assessment, the "Student Transition Questionnaire" (STQ). The STQ is a 38-item assessment designed to elicit student perspectives on transition-related topics. In this mixed-methods study, we piloted the STQ with 186 participants, and then conducted focus groups with various…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Mixed Methods Research
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Flannery, K. Brigid; Lombardi, Allison; Kato, Mimi McGrath – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), transition needs and services are to be discussed as part of the Individual Education Program (IEP) planning process, and decisions based on students' future goals are to be documented in the IEP. These transition requirements were included in IDEA in order to plan with the student,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Transitional Programs, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Morgan, Robert L.; Callow-Heusser, Catherine A.; Horrocks, Erin L.; Hoffmann, Audrey N.; Kupferman, Scott – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
We first conducted a synthesis of literature to identify essential transition teacher competencies to guide curriculum development for a personnel preparation program. The synthesis yielded a list of 67 competencies needed by transition teachers. Using the 67 competencies, we next created an electronic survey in which respondents were asked to…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education Programs
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