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ERIC Number: EJ1227156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Gender Gaps: Career Development for Young Women with Disabilities
Lindstrom, Lauren; Harwick, Robin M.; Poppen, Marcus; Doren, Bonnie
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v35 n2 p108-117 Aug 2012
Young women with disabilities face multiple barriers in making the transition from high school to meaningful careers. This study used focus groups and individual interviews with high school girls with disabilities, college women with disabilities, high school special education teachers, school administrators and employers to examine career development and transition needs for young women with disabilities. Barriers and supports were identified in four major categories: a) individual/interpersonal skills, b) career options, c) school system issues, and d) disability needs. Recommendations for practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A