ERIC Number: ED476516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Jump: Transition to Work. A Guide to Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties Make the Jump from Education to Employment.
This document presents guidelines and examples of good practices for supporting learning-disabled adults in the United Kingdom as they make the jump from education into employment. The guidelines and resource materials presented in this staff resource pack were developed during the Making the Jump project, which was undertaken to address the problem of the low percentages of learning-disabled people in the United Kingdom who successfully progress to various forms of employment from education. The following are among the topics discussed in the resource pack's eight chapters: (1) main findings of the Making the Jump project; (2) the transition to work provision in further/adult and community education; (3) the different ways of working and the transition to work provision; (4) planning and funding transition to work provision; (5) benefits; (6) the curriculum for transition to work; (7) policy options and opportunities for change; and (8) a transition action plan. The addresses of eight organizations conclude the guide. All chapters include some or all of the following: one or more case studies; points to consider; a chapter summary, a checklist, a reference list, and a resource list. A list of field visit sites for the Making the Jump project is appended along with a project finding sheet. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Advocacy, Career Counseling, Career Education, Colleges, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Employment Services, Fringe Benefits, Job Performance, Job Search Methods, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Unions, Volunteers
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (60 British pounds as part of the set).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom