ERIC Number: ED237213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Education of the Handicapped Adolescent: The Transition from School to Working Life.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This report is the second to appear in a series of studies carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) during the past 5 years. The first report concerned the integration of handicapped young people into ordinary schools. The present report deals with what happens to handicapped young people when they leave education and attempt to enter the labor market. How well are they prepared? What obstacles do they meet? How difficult is it to find employment? After a discussion of the objectives of transition and the enhancement of employability, the central part of the report is devoted to examples of arrangements in different countries and more general, related topics. Transition programs are discussed in part 2: (1) The Years of Schooling and Transition to Work in the Departement de l'Orne, France; (2) Work Training in the Departement de la Somme, Northern France; (3) The Integration of Pupils with Serious Learning Difficulties into Normal Working Life in Norway; (4) The Integration of Handicapped Youth in Italy; (5) Developing Vocational Opportunities for Handicapped Persons; (6) Employing the Handicapped in Swedish Industry; (7) The Roles and Needs of Parents of Handicapped Adolescents; and (8) Alternatives to Work for the Handicapped. (A brief overview of the completed CERI project with recommendations for future practice is included.) (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Curriculum, Disabilities, Employment, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Market, Learning Problems, Parent Role, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Unemployment, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Parents; Community
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: France; Italy; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United States