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ERIC Number: ED561699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-6152-1
Coworker Perception of Students with Disabilities Who Are Prepared for Employment through Work-Based Transition Programs
Nasser, Geri L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Gannon University
This study set out to describe the change in skills of special education students from the perspective of their coworkers at work-based transition sites. The study describes the perspective of 25 coworkers who work with students with disabilities in work-based programs within Riverview Intermediate Unit. The data was collected through open-ended, semi-structured interviews in multiple work sites located within three counties of Western Pennsylvania. The central question that guided this study was: Based on the perspective of coworkers of students with disabilities, to what extent (if any) do the skills of the students change during participation in work-based transition programs? A sub question for the study was: In what ways do the work skills of students with disabilities who are in work-based transition programs change based on the differences in their skills from when they start and end the program? A second sub question for this study was: In what ways do those students' soft and social skills change based on the differences in their skills during the same time frame? [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania