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ERIC Number: ED415458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 15
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Chronic Illness and School to Work Transition.
Yazak, Daniel L.
Chronic illness life management skills and school-to-work transition are separate but interrelated issues which are necessary for students, families, and caregivers to understand. The interconnection of these concerns is examined . Career choice is a process that involves the student, family, and appropriate professionals. Definitions of work life, adulthood, chronic illness, and an explication of the uniqueness of school-to-work transitions are offered. An evolution of transition programs is presented, as is an overview of career development. The latter is defined as a long-term endeavor in which an individual matches interests and abilities with opportunity and availability. The effects of chronic illness on career development, such as limited exposure to career opportunities and preconceived notions of what those with chronic illness can accomplish, are also examined. Some of the probable outcomes for chronically ill students are discussed. Much of the paper is devoted to the evolution of transition, with a focus on individual and family decision making, school services, and postsecondary opportunities. Students with chronic illness often feel isolated, different, and not worth attention by others. These students need feedback to help from future behavior and decision making involving social skills. A list of career specific assessment instruments and systems is included. (Contains 24 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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