Transition or graduation? Supporting all students to plan for the future
Reflecting on the differences in the ways schools support students with and without disabilities to dream about and plan for their futures, this chapter presents a critique of the transition construct. The authors suggest that the transition construct creates a segregated graduation and career planning process for students with disabilities, and that an alternative approach is needed and possible. The chapter includes a Graduation Planning Checklist, and provides an example of how the Graduation Planning Checklist may be used to support a high school student with significant disabilities. The chapter closes with a discussion of alternatives to a separate futures planning process for students with disabilities.
Tashie, C., Malloy, J.M., & Lichtenstein, S.J. (1998). Transition or graduation? Supporting all students to plan for the future. In C.J. Jorgensen (Ed.), Restructuring high schools for all students: Taking students to the next level. (pp. 234-259). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.