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Beyond High School : Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow's Challenges

Beyond High School : Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow's Challenges - 2nd edition

Beyond High School : Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow's Challenges - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780132384698

ISBN10: 0132384698

Beyond High School : Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow
Edition: 2ND 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Beyond High School : Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow

ISBN13: 9780132384698

ISBN10: 0132384698

Edition: 2ND 08

Summary

The second edition of ''Beyond High School: Preparing Adolescents for Tomorrow's Challenges ''addresses a wide array of goals and the complexity of providing secondary special education services today. Among these goals are: 1) all students have a basic right to be educated and to work in the environment that least restricts their right to learn and interact with other students 2) educational experiences must be planned delivered and evaluated based upon the unique abilities social backgrounds and learning styles of the student 3) agencies organizations and individuals from a broad array of disciplines and professional fields must effectively and systematically coordinate their efforts to meet individual education and employment needs 4) students grow and mature throughout their lives requiring varying levels and types of educational and employment support 5) the capability of an individual to obtain and hold meaningful and productive employment is important to the individual's quality of life and 6) parents advocates and friends for a vitally important social network that is an instrumental aspect of education transition to employment and continuing education. MARKET Secondary Special Education Educators & Pre-service teachers

Author Bio

Frank R. Rusch joined the Pennsylvania State University faculty in 2004.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

SECTION I Introduction to Transition Services and Legislation
Chapter 1 Preparing Adolescents for Adult Roles
Chapter 2 Transition Legislation and Policy: Past and Present

SECTION II Student Involvement Planning and Assessment
Chapter 3 Person-Centered Career Planning
Chapter 4 Building an Employment Vision: Culturally Attuning Vocational Interests Skills and Limits
Chapter 5 Working with Parents: Utilizing Strategies to Promote Planning and Preparation Placement and Support

SECTION III Building Teams and Interagency Coordination
Chapter 6 Utilizing Interdisciplinary Teams to Facilitate Transition Services
Chapter 7 Interagency Collaboration: It Takes Communication to Support Transitions

SECTION IV Assessment Work Experience Opportunities Job Placement and Student Support
Chapter 8 Transition Assessment: Emerging Guidelines and Promising Practices
Chapter 9 Work-Based Learning: Developing Work Experience Opportunities for Transitioning Students
Chapter 10 Job Placement and Job Redesign
Chapter 11 Natural Supports in the Workplace and Beyond
Chapter 12 Supporting Students in the Transition from School to Adult Life
Chapter 13 Dropout Prevention: Utilizing Self Determination to Achieve Desired Post School Outcomes
Chapter 14 Evaluation Practices for Transition Planning