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ERIC Number: EJ1158327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1471-3802
"Close the Door on Your Way Out": Parent Perspectives on Supported Transition Planning for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Ireland
Doyle, Alison; Mc Guckin, Conor; Shevlin, Michael
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v17 n4 p274-281 Oct 2017
Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities encounter complex and circuitous transitions from post-primary settings to Higher Education. In Ireland, inequitable access to Individual Education Plans, and a lack of policy infrastructure to provide formal transition planning, means that these journeys are varied and uncertain. This study presents findings from surveys completed by parents supporting students with disabilities in their final 3 years of mainstream secondary school (n = 69), and in-depth interviews with a self-selected subset of parents (n = 8). Results point to: (i) disparate levels and quality of support and guidance, (ii) fissures in communication channels between parents and schools, (iii) insufficient awareness and understanding of the interplay between disability and successful post-school outcomes, and (iv) high levels of stress, anxiety and frustration experienced by students, parents and carers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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