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ERIC Number: EJ793705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
Post-16 and Post-18 Transitions of Young People with Visual Impairment in Wales
Keil, Sue; Crews, Nicola
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v26 n2 p190-201 2008
This article gives an overview of a three-year qualitative study following the transition pathways of one blind and four partially sighted young people in Wales, beginning with the transition from compulsory to post-compulsory education at the age of 16. The study highlighted the inequity in provision for young people who remain in school sixth forms compared to those who enter a mainstream college of further education. It emphasized the key role played by the qualified teacher of the visually impaired during and after transition. Weaknesses in the process model of post-16 transition of young people with special educational needs outlined in the statutory guidance were also identified. Finally, the study found considerable divergence in the post-18 transition pathways of the five young people, with only one following, without deviation, the pathway mapped out in their original Transition Plan. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)