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ERIC Number: EJ844623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Employment and Career Development Concerns of Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Service and Policy Implications
Hennessey, Mary L.; Roessler, Richard; Cook, Bryan; Unger, Darlene; Rumrill, Phillip
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v19 n1 p39-55 Sum 2006
The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the employment concerns of postsecondary students with disabilities and (b) develop strategies for improving their post-graduation employment outcomes. Utilizing an established methodology grounded in the ideals of participatory action research, the researchers surveyed a 208 students with various disabilities in four states, representing seven colleges and universities, regarding their views on employment concerns. Once data from the survey were collected, the researchers convened focus groups of university faculty members, student service professionals, rehabilitation professionals, and students with disabilities to assist in interpreting of results and formulating of strategies for improving career services for students with disabilities. (Contains 4 tables.)
Association on Higher Education and Disability. 107 Commerce Center Drive Suite 204, Huntersville, NC 28078. Tel: 704-947-7779; Fax: 704-948-7779; e-mail: ahead@ahead.org; Website: http://www.ahead.org/publications/jped
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; New Hampshire; Ohio; Pennsylvania