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Freyling 1

Mikayla Freyling
Professor Finn
Education 333
October 9, 2015
Transition Curriculum (Career Management)
1. Addressed Transition Area(s)
In the Transitions Curriculum, there are three volumes: Personal Management, Career
Management, and Life Management. Career Management asks individuals, What action can I
take to have the future I want? Students will learn and apply skills to be their own advocate.
They work on skills and knowledge needed to get a job, succeeding as an employee, and being
involved in the community.

2. Format
The Curriculum Library at Hope College owns the kit from 2004. After doing some research, I
found an official website that shared the latest (third) edition which came out in 2014. This
curriculum still continues to be made in a print format. The kit includes: 3 teachers guides, 300
teacher-developed lessons, 600 reproducible handouts, and 3 CDs. The Career Management
(volume 2) contains: a teacher guide, 109 teacher-developed lessons, 222 reproducible handouts,
and 1 CD.
Fulton, Louise, and Rebecca Silva. The Transitions Curriculum: From School to Career and
Adulthood. Santa Barbara, CA: James Stanfield, 2004. Print.
The following website shares more information about James Stanfield Company, their mission
statement, and several other products:
http://www.stanfield.com

3. Contact/Ordering Information
James Stanfield Company
PO BOX 41058
Santa Barbara, CA 93140
Toll Free: 1.800.421.6534
Fax: 805.897.1187
Email: maindesk@stanfield.com

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4. Learning Characteristics of the Student
Transitions Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that covers three areas
critical to independent living: personal, career, and life management. In order for students to
fully benefit from this curriculum, these individuals need to be higher functioning. Introducing
students to more basic jobs like babysitting or cleaning someones house would be very valuable
in middle school. This Transitions Curriculum could be used for preteens all the way into young
adulthood. It is better to start preparing these individuals a lot earlier. Students with Learning
Disabilities, high functioning Autism, and mild Cognitive Impairments are all examples of
individuals who could learn a lot from this kit. Even high-risk groups could gain relevant
information. The Transitions curriculum truly prepares many students for a life after school.
5. Specific Transition Needs Listed in the TPI
The Career Management (volume 2) portion of the Transition Curriculum works through four
units of study:

Unit #1: Advocating for Your Future


Unit #2: Getting the Job for You
Unit #3: Succeeding as an Employee
Unit #4: Participating in Your Community

Within these units are multiple lessons. This curriculum seems to match up with several sections
in the ESTR-J or TPI. Being able to advocate for oneself goes hand-in-hand with the TPI section
titled, Learning: Self-Determination. In this area, teachers make sure the student understands
his or her strengths and limitations, can explain his or her disability, and knows how to set goals.
TPI also has a couple sections on working. Working: Career Choice and Planning as well as
Working: Employment Knowledge and Skills go over jobs that fit the students interests and
strengths. The teacher makes sure the individual knows how to get a job and has the knowledge,
attitudes, and skills to keep a job. In addition, the TPI and curriculum work through
communication skills for interviews. Finally, the Career Management section of the Transitions
Curriculum touches on participating in the community. The section in the TPI is titled, Living:
Community Involvement and Usage. This unit makes sure students know how to live a life as a
responsible citizen and can use local transportation systems when needed.