ERIC Number: ED308406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Transition to Adult Life for People with Disabilities. Bulletin No. 1.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
A feasibility study examined ways in which Britain's Further Education Unit's (FEU's) work regarding the learning disabled could be enhanced by involvement in the program at the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD). The study recommended the following: (1) the United Kingdom should become involved in the OECD/CERI program; (2) a project based on the role of intra-agency cooperation in facilitating the empowerment of young people with disabilities should be coordinated by FEU; (3) the project should be composed of subprojects centered on the three identified areas of work (applications of new technologies, supported employment, and planning transition to and within adult life); (4) the project should recommend future interagency collaboration that would support young disabled people during their transition to adult life; and (5) the project should be managed by a consultative committee representing all the agencies involved in the project and those interested in its outcomes. This study's methodology involved meetings, interviews, and visits among a group of influential agencies and individuals working in each of the chosen areas, with emphasis on discussions of present work as it relates to young people's transition into an active adult life. (The recommended project was subsequently undertaken.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)