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ERIC Number: ED499679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Students with a Hearing Loss in VET in Australia: A Statistical Snapshot. Support Document
Clark, Catherine
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This study identifies and evaluates the pathways available from school to vocational education and training and to work, for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Research involved interviews with seven young people from Victoria who had either just completed secondary school and were enrolling in a VET course, or had completed a course and were looking for work. The study found that only when they undertook apprenticeships and traineeships did students find employment related to their field, and that more emphasis needs to be placed on developing strategies to assist deaf students to overcome attitudinal barriers in the workplace. This publication, in support of the study, presents discussions of numbers of Australians with hearing loss, people with disabilities in VET, participation rates of deaf Australians in VET, qualification levels and industry types, and student outcomes (Contains 1 footnote and 8 tables.) [This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report, "Connecting the Dots: A Successful Transition for Deaf Students from Vocational Education and Training to Employment" (ED499677) and was funded by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. For additional support document, see ED499655.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia