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ERIC Number: EJ808146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
Higher Education or Vocational Training in "Riryoka"? Post-School Choices of Visually-Impaired Students. Part 2, Japan
Wong, Meng Ee
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v22 n2 p59-65 2004
For a country such as Japan where higher education is historically and widely esteemed, the visually-impaired community's incongruous departure from the university route to a vocational one is considered in relation to post-school choices. The predominance of the "riryoka" vocation for the visually-impaired (VI) largely influences perception of employment pragmatics, even to the extent of those VI students aspiring for university. Higher education then appeals more to the need to "follow one's dream" and to "experience a new environment"--a less direct link to enhancing employability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan