Parents' and students' perspectives of transition planning and post-secondary outcomes

dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Valda R. Beasley
dc.contributor.committeeChairKinnison, Lloyd
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCombes, Bertina
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThomas, Carol H.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMarshall, David, Ph. D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWiebe, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-25T15:48:32Z
dc.date.available2013-11-25T15:48:32Z
dc.date.issued2010-12-31
dc.description.abstractOne of many responsibilities for public schools concerning students with mental retardation is to assist students with the development of their individual transition plans. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if post-secondaiy outcomes identified for students with mental retardation while in public school were the actual outcomes in which they engaged since graduation from high school. This study utilized a two part investigatory approach, (l) involvement of a focus group using the Metaplan process (Schnelle, 2008) and (2) a review of students' admission, review and dismissal (ARD)/individualized education program (IEP) team meeting minutes. Data from these processes were analyzed using a narrative of participants' responses to the research questions, and standard deviation to address the distribution of rating scores obtained when evaluating standards of evidence found in the review of the meeting minutes. The participants were graduates of a North Texas area'public school system. Two former students and two parents participated in the focus group sessions N=4. Total records of former students reviewed, N=15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/87
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectMental retardationen_US
dc.subjectPost-secondary outcomes
dc.subjectSpecial education
dc.subjectTransition
dc.titleParents' and students' perspectives of transition planning and post-secondary outcomesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentProfessional Education
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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