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Parental views of transition from education to employment [Abstract]

Grey, Jillian Mary, Kaehne, Axel and Beyer, Stephen Richard 2006. Parental views of transition from education to employment [Abstract]. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 19 (3) , p. 271. 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2006.00324_1.x

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Abstract

Aim: This poster reports the views of parents of young people with intellectual disabilities in their last year at school about personal, family, school and employment service factors that influence their vocational decisions. Method: A sample was drawn of 87 young people leaving school in 2005 and experiencing different approaches to transition to employment. Detailed qualitative interviews with a parent gained their views on the impact of school and service inputs on family decisions on next career steps. A sub-sample of 32 cases provided further detail on the impact on transition decisions of the characteristics of the young person, family structure, experience of school and resources. Results: The most common next step decision is for a college place. Careers advice favoured a college exit route for these school leavers. Many parents were still unaware of the options available after school. The decision for employment by families was linked to significant work experience inputs while at school, family employment views and status, and young person’s motivation. Fear of losing stable welfare benefit income affected some. Conclusion: Changes are needed in the way government conceptualises vocational development for this group. How we inform young people/families over next career steps must take account of family background and experiences.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: Presented at session "Posters 1: Challenging Behaviour, Mental Health" at the 2nd International Congress of the European International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) held at Maastricht, 2-5 August 2006.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1360-2322
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 20:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45879

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