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Proceedings of NCSET institute held October 10, 2001 in Denver, CO

Transition, Secondary Education Reform, and Access to the General Education Curriculum

October 10, 2001
Denver, CO

About this institute . . .

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) and the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) hosted a National Capacity Building Institute on Transition, Secondary Education Reform, and Access to the General Education Curriculum, October 10, 2001, at the Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado.

Staff from NCSET and DCDT designed this institute to promote discussion among professionals, policymakers, employers, parents, and individuals with disabilities concerning current and future dilemmas facing secondary education and transition services nationally. Challenges impacting transition and secondary education reform for students with disabilities include:

  • Participating in the full range of general education curricula and learning experiences;
  • Increasing accountability through using valid and accurate assessments for high school graduation decisions;
  • Clarifying the impact of alternate diplomas on students with disabilities;
  • Ensuring full access and participation in postsecondary education, employment, and independent living opportunities;
  • Supporting self-determination through student and family participation; and
  • Improving collaboration and systems linkages at all levels.

The one-day institute was an opportunity for key stakeholders in special education, higher education, school-to-work, state departments of education, transition services, parent and family advocacy groups, and vocational rehabilitation to examine policies and innovative strategies in the field. Panel discussions focused on current practices and emerging trends affecting access to the general education curriculum; high school reform; professional development/teacher training; high stakes testing; and practitioner advocacy at the local level.

In the following proceedings you will find the institute agenda, an overview of the institute purpose, discussion questions, and a summary of the institute. This summary highlights the general expert sessions. At the end of the summary, you will also find biographical information for the speakers.

David R. Johnson
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Ann T. Clapper
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Michael Wehmeyer
Division on Career Development and Transition

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