Susan Glor-Scheib, professor in the Special Education and Clinical Services Department, headed up a major revision of the activities sections in the Teacher’s Guide for the new Life Centered Education Curriculum and Assessment System, which is published by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Doctoral students Susan Griffith and Mariha Shields (Curriculum and Instruction) as well as master’s degree student (Special Education) Brianne Buchan Reynolds, were essential to the completion of this publication.
This project emerged as a result of conversations with Donna Wandry, professor in special education at West Chester University and internationally known expert in the transition to post-secondary adult life for students with disabilities. Wandry, Michael Weymeyer, and many others, both at CEC and in the field of transition, updated the woefully out-of-date CEC curriculum that was last published in 1995. Creating the teacher’s guide was one of the last phases of the new curriculum.
The Teacher’s Guide will be part of the online Life Centered Education curriculum and assessment system itself, but it will also be available in hard copy. It will be a useful resource to those helping students with disabilities transition to post-secondary education and training, vocation and career, and adult living after high school. The guide is intended for additional support and learning in various settings, including the classroom, community, as well as in the home.
The Teacher's Guide can be found on page 30 of the CEC catalog of publications.