A Struggle for Choice
Students with Special Needs in Transition to Adulthood
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