A Struggle for Choice: Students with Special Needs in Transition to Adulthood, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Struggle for Choice

Students with Special Needs in Transition to Adulthood, 1st Edition

By Jenny Corbett, Len Barton


140 pages

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First published in 1992. For disabled people and people with learning difficulties the transition from school to college, work or training can be stressful and frustrating; job choices are often restricted, and they face barriers which are beyond their control. This book is about their struggle for choice. It sets special needs in further education in a socio-political context. By exploring the concept of ‘transition to adulthood’ in terms of class, race, gender and disability differences, and relating it to social, economic and political influences, it seeks to challenge complacency and encourage dialogue and debate.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Setting the Scene 2. Adulthood 3. Curriculum Issues 4. Vocationalism: Experiences and Opportunities 5. Differences in the Community 6. Equal Opportunities 7. Co-ordinators in a Process of Change; Conclusion; Appendix; Postscript; References; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Special Educational Needs

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1951 and 1999, amalgamates a wide breadth of literature on Special Educational Needs, with a particular focus on inclusivity, class management and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of Education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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