Program Structure refers to practices that relate to the efficient and effective delivery of transition-focused education and services including philosophy, planning, policy, evaluation, human resource development and the structures and attributes of schools. Effective program structure topics include the following: philosophy, planning, policy, evaluation, human resource development, and the general structures and attributes of schools. The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) includes program structure as one of the five primary practices in transition programming with the following sub-practices:
This section contains the following list of pages where you can learn more about the area of program structure.
Kohler, P. D., Gothberg, J. E., Fowler, C., and Coyle, J. (2016). Taxonomy for transition programming 2.0: A model for planning, organizing, and evaluating transition education, services, and programs. Western Michigan University. Retrieved from https://transitionta.org/sites/ default/files/Tax_Trans_Prog_0.pdf
Test, D.W., Fowler, C.H., Richter, S.M., White, J., Mazzotti, V., Walker, A.R., Kohler, P., & Kortering, L. (2009, August). Evidence-based practices in secondary transition. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 32, 115-128. Retrieved from http://kl55z182axe1ezol670tdk15.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2014 /03/Evidence-Based-Practices-and-Predictors-in-Secondary-Transition.pdf
Test, D.W., Fowler, C., Kohler, P., & Kortering, L. (2013, August). Evidence-based practices and predictors in secondary transition: What we know and what we need to know (Revised). Charlotte, NC: National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center. Retrieved from https://transitionta.org/system/files/effectivepractices /EBPP_Exec_Summary_2016_12_13_16.pdf