Transitions through school to adulthood

Pagliano, Paul, Zambone, Alana, and Kelly, Pat (2018) Transitions through school to adulthood. In: Gentle, Francis, Silveria, Sue, and Gallimore, Desiree, (eds.) Vision impairment, educational principles and practice: Implications for families and children. Educational principles and practice in the field of vision impairment in Australia (2). North Rocks Press, North Rocks, Australia, pp. 3-95.

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The projected increasing acceleration of future change is likely to present both momentous challenges and substantial opportunities for people with vision impairment. Determining the ways educators can best help prepare students with vision impairment for these transformations involves teaching students how to manage change across the lifespan. This process naturally begins in early childhood and continues to grow in complexity and sophistication throughout the student’s entire school life and into adulthood. Effective transitions are measured in multidimensional ways that go beyond academic prowess. These include wellbeing, independence, productivity and community inclusion. Presented in three parts, the authors begin with a broad conceptual overview to explain what transition is, where the concept came from, and why it is considered vital in the education of children and young people with vision impairment. Next comes an exploration of the theoretical frameworks of transition education, identifying its key features. This is followed by a description of transition practices with specific examples that provide illustrations of transition in action.

Item ID: 60396
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-949050-03-08
Keywords: vision impairment, transition education, Australia
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2022 01:33
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education @ 100%
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