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Inclusion of students with disabilities in tertiary education and employment

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Education and training policy, p.140 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LC4019 .I488 2011

URL:

http://searchworks/view/9193889

Keywords:

School-to-work transition, Students with disabilities--Education (Higher), Students with disabilities--Employment, Youth with disabilities--Education (Higher), Youth with disabilities--Employment

Abstract:

Contents: Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Executive Summary -- Post-school transitions for young adults with disabilities -- Access to tertiary education is still challenging -- Institutional strategies to support students with disabilities -- The difficult transition from education to employment -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Annex.; Summary: This book examines the transition of young adults with disabilities from school to tertiary education and work. It analyzes the policy experiences of several OECD countries and identifies recent trends in access to education and employment as well as best transition policies and practices. It shows that access to tertiary education for young adults with disabilities has improved significantly over the past decade. However, despite the progress that has been made, the transition to tertiary education is still harder for young adults with disabilities than it is for other young adults. Students with disabilities are also less likely than their non-disabled peers to successfully complete their studies, or to access employment. The book also provides policy recommendations for governments and education institutions.--Publisher's description.

Publication Language:

eng