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Career Development and Transition Services - 4th edition

Career Development and Transition Services (ISBN10: 0130485063; ISBN13: 9780130485069)
ISBN13: 978-0130485069
ISBN10: 0130485063

Summary: For courses in Secondary Special Education and Transition.

The long-awaited revision of this classic text again offers a thorough, sensitive overview of the concepts and applications of transition education. Coverage takes a whole-life approach to meeting the functional/ transitional needs of students and adults for whom a career-oriented educational environment is optimal, including those who could benefit from community college programs. Based on the wid moreely-used Life-Centered Career Education (LCCE) program, this text provides teaching strategies that focus on twenty-two major competency areas embracing daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills. Complete with a step-by-step program for implementing a school curriculum that teaches career and life skills, this is the text that defined the transition course in Special Education.


  • NEW--Thoroughly revised and updated coverage--Encompassing the full breadth of change in the field since the previous edition (1995).
    • Ensures students leave the course understanding the most recent legislation at both state and federal levels--and the expectations placed on educators by contemporary mandates.
  • NEW--Discussion of the latest LCCE Moderate Functional Curriculum --Addresses the rationale behind this curriculum as well as teaching strategies for its implementation.
    • Familiarizes students with one of the most popular transition/life skills curriculums--explains the theory behind its recommendations and helps students compare it to others in the field.
  • NEW--Chapter Outlook sections in every chapter.
    • Introduce readers to fifteen well-known and highly-respected leaders in the field--gives them a broad-based perspective on the state of special education today as well as a glimpse into what the "experts" envision for the future.
  • Preliminary Questions about the Topic and Chapter Overview sections--At the start of each chapter.
    • Focus students' attention on the major questions each chapter "answers"--helps them assess their current knowledge of chapter topics, thus inspiring confidence in their ability to understand new information.
  • Examples of assessments and sample lesson plans.
    • Offer concrete examples of how the competency-based assessments and educational strategies promoted by the text work in practice--serve as models for use by prospective educators' in their first classrooms.
  • Chapter Commentary sections and Activities --At the end of each chapter.
    • Summarize the chapter's main points and engage students in actions that incorporate the chapter's main ideas--provide a vehicle for assessing students' understanding of the chapter.
  • Numerous illustrations, charts, tables, and graphs.
    • Visually explain key chapter content--help make concepts accessible to a broad range of students who rely on a variety of learning styles. less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 10/10/2003
International: No

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