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Young disabled people : aspirations, choices and constraints /
by Sonali Shah.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
description
vii, 124 p.
ISBN
9780754674221 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
isbn
9780754674221 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction, background and policy -- Career developments and choices of young people -- Young people's aspirations : what are they and why? -- Choices and opportunities in mainstream and special education -- How families shape the choices of young disabled people -- Conclusion: Discussion and young people's ideas for change.
catalogue key
6731459
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-120) and index.
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Recent policies and government initiatives, in many Western countries, have strengthened the expectation that young disabled people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect their futures, including in education and employment. This important book examines the career-related decisions and aspirations of young disabled people and explores the relationships, policies and social structures that determine the extent to which they will achieve their goals.
First Chapter
Recent policies and government initiatives, in many Western countries, have strengthened the expectation that young disabled people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect their futures, including in education and employment. This important book examines the career-related decisions and aspirations of young disabled people and explores the relationships, policies and social structures that determine the extent to which they will achieve their goals.
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This important book examines the career-related decisions and aspirations of young disabled people and explores the practices, policies and social structures that determine the extent to which they will achieve their goals.
Main Description
Recent policies and government initiatives in many Western countries have strengthened the expectation that young disabled people have the right to be involved in decisions affecting their futures. Sonali Shah uses a comparative study of young disabled students within mainstream and special education to determine the influence these recent policies will have on the realization of their long term goals.
Long Description
Recent policies and government initiatives, in many Western countries, have strengthened the expectation that young disabled people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect their futures, including in education and employment. Sonali Shah uses a comparative study of young disabled students within mainstream and special education, to determine the influence these recent policies will have on the realization of their long term goals.Young Disabled People: Aspirations, Choices and Constraints will be essential reading for academics in the fields of education, disability studies and employment policy. It will also be valuable to policy makers and teaching and careers professionals.
Long Description
Recent policies and government initiatives, in many Western countries, have strengthened the expectation that young disabled people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect their futures, including in education and employment. This important book examines the career-related decisions and aspirations of young disabled people and explores the relationships, policies and social structures that determine the extent to which they will achieve their goals.The book is based on research, funded by the European Social Fund, with young disabled people, aged between thirteen and twenty three, in full-time education. It presents their stories about making transitions and choices for their occupational futures. Parts of the research has already had influence in British government, informing the preparation of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People (2005). This book makes all of the research available to a broader audience.The author offers a comparison between young disabled people in special and mainstream education, looking at the origins of their career-related decisions, their perceptions of how they will achieve their goals and the structures that might enable or constrain them. These include factors like disabling barriers (physical, social and attitudinal), impairment, friends, family background, educational opportunities, government policy and the expectations of others.Young Disabled People: Aspirations, Choices and Constraints will be essential reading for academics in the fields of education, disability studies and employment policy. It will also be valuable to policy makers and teaching and careers professionals.
Long Description
It is widely accepted, and many Western countries have legislated to ensure that disabled people have the right to participate and compete with their non-disabled peers in both education and employment. This important book examines the career-related decisions and aspirations of young disabled people and explores the practices, policies and social structures that determine the extent to which they will achieve their goals.The book is based on research funded by the European Social Fund, amongst young disabled people, aged between thirteen and twenty three, all still in full-time education. It has already had influence in British government, informing the preparation of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People (2005). In this book the research is made available to a broader audience.The author offers a comparison between young people in special and mainstream education, looking at the origins of their career-related decisions, how they perceive they will achieve their goals and the structures that might enable or constrain them. These include factors like disabling barriers (physical, social and attitudinal), impairment, friends, family background, educational opportunities, government policy and the expectations of others.Future Selves will be essential reading for academics in the fields of education, disability studies and employment policy. It will also be valuable to policy makers and teaching and careers professionals.
Table of Contents
Introduction, background and policy; Career developments and choices of young people
Young people's aspirations: what are they and why?
Choices and opportunities in mainstream and special education
How families shape the choices of young dsabled people
Conclusion: discussion and young oeople's ideas for change
Bibliography
Index
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