ERIC Number: ED477208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Learn and Earn: Supporting Teens. Supporting High School Students in Preparing for Careers.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This guide offers suggestions to parents and mentors of high school students with disabilities for providing these students with direction in their exploration of interests, careers, and college planning. Discussion of some employment issues notes the increasing numbers of postsecondary students with disabilities, remaining barriers to employment, the special challenges faced by students with disabilities, and the importance of early career planning and preparation. The advantages for students of participating in work-based learning opportunities are listed and followed with descriptions of typical activities such as information interviews with people in fields of interest, job shadowing, internships, service learning, cooperative education, and independent study. Twelve specific suggestions are then offered for ways to provide support to students. A resource list includes 17 Web sites, a videotape, and information about the University of Washington's DO-IT Project. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Learning Activities, Mentors, Work Experience Programs
DO-IT, Disabilities, Opportunities, Interworking & Technology, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Tel: 206-685-DOIT (Voice/TTY); Fax: 206-221-4171; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.washington.edu/doit.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: Additional support provided by the State of Washington, the NEC Foundation of America, The Telecommunications Funding Partnership, and US West Communications.