ERIC Number: EJ1138886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
A College and Career Readiness Framework for Secondary Students with Disabilities
Morningstar, Mary E.; Lombardi, Allison; Fowler, Catherine H.; Test, David W.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v40 n2 p79-91 May 2017
In this qualitative study, a proposed organizing framework of college and career readiness for secondary students with disabilities was developed based on a synthesis of extant research articulating student success. The original proposed framework included six domains representing academic and nonacademic skills associated with college and career readiness: academic engagement, academic mind-sets, learning processes, critical thinking, social skills, and transition knowledge. Focus groups were conducted to examine perspectives among state-level stakeholders with knowledge and expertise regarding college and career readiness, drop-out prevention, and secondary transition. Through an iterative process, the focus group data were analyzed and the framework was refined based on findings. Implications for practice and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Models, Qualitative Research, Success, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Learning Processes, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Competence, Focus Groups, Stakeholders, Academic Persistence, Data Analysis, Skill Development, Student Development, Planning
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A