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ERIC Number: EJ1076204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
Skills Training for Young Adults with Special Educational Needs for Transition into Employment
Sankardas, Sulata Ajit; Rajanahally, Jayashree
Support for Learning, v30 n3 p252-267 Aug 2015
The research reported here was conducted to investigate the perception that people with disabilities find it a challenge to seek employment (Hernandez et?al., 2007). It is suggested that this situation could be due to a lack of specific employment-based training. Hence young adults with special educational needs (SEN) may require job-specific training before they seek employment (Flannery et?al., 2007). This research investigated the importance of specific skills training for young adults with SEN and also looked at opinions about that training in the area of the retail sector for young adults above the age of 18 years with SEN, and subsequently their success in seeking employment. The research was conducted in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. The views of vocational instructors, parents and professionals in the retail sector were analysed, and conclusions were drawn as to whether this sector is a viable proposition as a career option for young adults with SEN.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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