A brief providing an overview of critical issues related to transition professional development, and highlighting current models of improving results for youth by supporting practitioners with in-service and pre-service training.
After more than two decades of federal transition legislation, students with disabilities continue to have significantly poorer postschool outcomes as compared to their peers without disabilities. One reason for these outcomes is that educators are inadequately prepared to provide the services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This brief addresses these issues.
This report was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, (Cooperative Agreement No. H326J000005). Although the U.S. Department of Education has reviewed this document for consistency with the IDEA, the contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of other organizations imply endorsement by those organizations or the U.S. Government.
Morningstar, Mary E; Kleinhammer-Tramill, Jeannie.
Professional Development for Transition Personnel: Current Issues and Strategies for Success (NCSET Information Brief).
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).
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