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ERIC Number: ED538602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-10
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Transitions from High School--SPED Students. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Helping regular education students transition from high school to the post-secondary world can be a daunting task. Assisting students with special needs do this can be quite intimidating. According to the Harris Poll 2000, 20% of the general population was unemployed, while 71% of adults with disabilities were unemployed (Miller, Lombard, & Corbet, p. 3). The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability stated that 36% of high school dropouts have some type of learning disability, 59% have some type of emotional or behavioral disorder and 75% of those in the juvenile justice system have some form of a disability ("The Workforce Development System and the professional development of youth service practitioners: Why professional development?") The fastest growing occupations are in technology and include: computer and data management, public relations services, motor vehicles and equipment manufacturing, engineering, manufacturing electronic components and accessories ("National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability"). All of these careers require higher-level thinking and analytical skills. (Contains 1 resource and 23 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)