ERIC Number: ED341782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Transition into Employment 1. Developing Employment-Led Provision in FE Colleges for Learners with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Transition into Employment is a 2-year project concerned with the development of employment-related programs in British further education colleges for learners with disabilities and learning difficulties. The project aims to encourage a decisive curricular change in provision for learners with disabilities and learning difficulties, with employment seen as a primary curriculum objective. Project participants proposed a set of aims for employment-related education and training: (1) help students prepare for and obtain appropriate employment; (2) improve the employment status of students; and (3) demonstrate adult status in society. The project identified five key issues being explored by participating institutions, with one local education agency and one regional advisory council. The issues cover five broad areas: curriculum, staff training and development, multiagency approaches, policy and planning, and employment opportunities. Managers and planners should consider the following aspects in program development: an employment focus, student involvement, teaching and learning, Training and Enterprise Councils and output-related funding, guidance and support, and performance indicators. (A list of participating colleges and a list of satellite projects and the relevant contacts are also included.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Colleges, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Problems, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom