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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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Plotner, Anthony J.; Simonsen, Monica L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine 41 secondary transition-focused personnel preparation projects funded between 2001 and 2016. Specifically, this study examined the amount and characteristics of these projects through a systematic abstract review. In addition, authors explored key issues in federally funded transition-focused personnel…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Transitional Programs, Telephone Surveys, Interviews
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Holzberg, Debra G.; Clark, Kelly A.; Morningstar, Mary E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Transition professional development (PD) has been identified as a way to improve transition services; however, there is a dearth of literature on transition-focused PD. To learn more about the essential features of effective PD, 73 published articles were evaluated in the area of PD in both secondary transition and special education. Articles were…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Transitional Programs, Secondary Education, Special Education
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Johnson, Margaret C.; Guilmeus, Jean Francois – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The field of secondary special education and transition has long advocated for quality training at the preservice level. However, transition-focused coursework is not required for all special education licensure programs. Licensure programs requiring this coursework do not cover all transition-related knowledge and skills needed for teachers to…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Special Education, Transitional Programs, Teacher Certification
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Hirano, Kara A.; Roberts-Dahm, L. Danielle; Teo, Natalie; Kleinhammer-Tramill, P. Jeannie – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Almost two decades since the last study of how educator preparation programs (EPPs) offer transition-related content to preservice teachers, this study sought to understand if the educator preparation landscape has changed. Given the impact of well-prepared secondary educators on student transition outcomes, reexamining the status of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Transitional Programs, Content Analysis
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Schaefer, John M.; Cannella-Malone, Helen; Brock, Matthew E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Building and maintaining positive social relationships is important to every young adult's quality of life. However, supporting the social inclusion of middle and high school students with severe disabilities can be extremely challenging. Moreover, promoting social inclusion in one classroom may have little impact on social outcomes in other…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Awsumb, Jessica; Dimpfl, Shawn; Langi, F. L. Fredrik G.; Lara, Jazmin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study describes an intervention developed to implement several best transition practices with a high risk/high need population. In all, 116 students with disabilities from a charter school for dropouts participated. All students were interviewed at different points in time to track their progress as they completed the program. Records of…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, Continuation Students, Minority Group Students, Youth Programs
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Lingo, Mindy E.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Special education teachers report lack of time and a shortage of appropriate curricula as reasons impeding implementation of transition education in their classrooms. However, research indicates school and postschool outcomes of students with disabilities improve significantly with transition instruction. The ME! Lessons for Teaching…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Self Determination, Skill Development, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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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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Kellems, Ryan O.; Rickard, Tobias H.; Okray, Dana A.; Sauer-Sagiv, Leora; Washburn, Betsy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an iPad® as a prompting device for teaching five daily living skills to three young adults with disabilities. Identified target tasks were (a) making spaghetti, (b) cleaning the dining room, (c) making macaroni and cheese, (d) cleaning the front porch, (e) cleaning the back porch, (f)…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Young Adults
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Starting with a constructive critique of legal articles in special education journals concerning transition services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this article presents an empirical analysis of relevant judicial rulings for the period 1990-2016 that shows a prevailing prodistrict approach that is not otherwise…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Lombardi, Allison; Fowler, Catherine H.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
In this qualitative study, a proposed organizing framework of college and career readiness for secondary students with disabilities was developed based on a synthesis of extant research articulating student success. The original proposed framework included six domains representing academic and nonacademic skills associated with college and career…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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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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Cavendish, Wendy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The role of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability category in the relationship between student perceptions of family support of personal growth and school facilitation of student involvement and the development of self-determination was examined in a sample of 190 diverse high school students with disabilities. Results indicated that both school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities
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