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ERIC Number: EJ854911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Youth with Disabilities in Work-Based Learning Programs: Factors that Influence Success
Scholl, Linda; Mooney, Marianne
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v26 n1-2 p4-16 Fall 2003-Win 2004
This article presents the findings of a research study on the quality of the learning experiences of youth with disabilities who participated in Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Program--a rigorous two-year work-based learning program for high school juniors and seniors. The researchers identify key factors that enhance the capacity of youth with disabilities to complete the program and make a successful transition to careers and/or postsecondary education. In addition, the notion of "resilience" in relation to the inclusion and accommodation of youth with disabilities in work-based learning programs is discussed. Specifically, the researchers explore the interplay between the young persons' personal characteristics and program components with a specific eye toward understanding how stakeholders directly involved in the career development and decision-making processes of youth with disabilities can encourage the development of resilience. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education. c/o Center for Education and Work, 964 Educational Sciences Builidng, 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608-263-2724; Fax: 608-262-3050; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin