ERIC Number: ED413729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Compulsory Education for Disabled People.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This report presents findings of a 3-year study (1994-1997) of post-compulsory educational opportunities for adolescents and adults with disabilities in 10 European countries (Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), Australia, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Quebec. It is part of a larger study of effective educational and support structures in integrated settings. The first part identifies the main trends in sections on: (1) main characteristics of post-compulsory education, (2) the population under consideration, (3) policies and legislation, (4) transition from schooling, (5) funding, (6) provision, (7) curriculum, (8) support services, (9) information technology, (10) teacher training, (11) community involvement, (12) post-education experience, and (13) the future. The second part of the report synthesizes individual country reports under the same 13 categories. The study found that all the countries have some legislation in place to support post-compulsory education and training of people with disabilities, but that there is much variation in the extent to which this legislation protects people's rights and that people with disabilities continue to be under-represented in post-compulsory education and employment. Appended are a list of working group participants and guidance notes for completing the country questionnaires. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Ancillary School Services, Comparative Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Information Technology, Mainstreaming, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Education, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada