Faculty perceptions of transition personnel preparation in Saudi Arabia

Bandar A. Alhossan, Audrey A. Trainor

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This study investigated to what extent faculty members include and value transition curricula in special education preparation programs in Saudi Arabia. A web-based survey was conducted and sent to special education professors across 20 universities. Descriptive statistics and a t-test analysis generated three main findings: (a) Institutions covered transition by adding specialized courses and/or through infusing of transition content in other courses, (b) institutions covered all 29 transition competencies at varying rates, and (c) both male and female faculty members placed high value on teaching their students in the principles of transition education and services. Implications and recommendations for future research were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-112
Number of pages9
JournalCareer Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2017


  • International special education
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Special education teacher preparation
  • Transition competencies
  • Transition education and services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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