ERIC Number: ED332467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Disabled Youth: From School to Work.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This monograph offers an international perspective on the period of transition from school to adult and working life for young people who are disabled. It examines practices which appear to be effective in facilitating a successful transition and looks at ways in which important features of those practices might be incorporated into professional practices. The monograph contains studies of individual countries, in papers with the following titles and authors: "The Kurator System in Denmark" (Gia Boyd Kjellen); "The Liaison Officer in Sweden" (Eje Hultkvist); "Accompanying Services in France: Rehabilitation Follow-Up Teams" (Thibault Lambert); "Developing Individual Service Plans for People with Severe Disabilities, Manchester, United Kingdom, Transition from School to College" (Mick Molloy); and "Case Management in the United States" (Ruth Luckasson). The Luckasson paper includes an 82-item bibliography. At a meeting of experts involved with this study of transition, general areas of agreement in program development were noted, and recommendations were developed for the organization of services and qualities of managers. It is recommended that transitional programs should include the goals of being individualized, flexible, and interactive; that adequate attention should be given to psychosocial factors; that a planned progression, continuity, follow-up, and accountability should be part of the general approach; and that young people and their families should be involved in decision making. (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Studies, Program Development, Rehabilitation Programs, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Youth
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; France; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United States