ERIC Number: ED249741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Transition from School to Work for Handicapped Adolescents: Swedish Position Report to the OECD/CERI Project concerning the Education of Handicapped Adolescents--Innovative Approaches in the Transition to Adult and Working Life.
The report describes the Swedish educational and employment system and efforts underway to facilitate the transition from school to work for handicapped adolescents. A review of the general education system touches upon administrative structure, finance, and trends in compulsory comprehensive school and in upper secondary schools. The next section discusses factors in the labor market and examines labor policy regarding handicapped persons. Transitional arrangements undertaken in recent years are noted, and curriculum adaptations and policy changes to facilitate the movement of handicapped students from school to work are considered. Among problems with the transition are the insufficiency of "ordinary" measures as well as the problems inherent in the need for coordination. Three innovative approaches--use of escorts, group dynamic method, and computerized job procurement--are described. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
National Board of Education, Department for Coordination and Planning, Information and Documentation Section, S-10642 Stockholm, Sweden (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.