Gaining employment: The experience of students at a further education college for individuals with learning disabilities

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/264519
Title:
Gaining employment: The experience of students at a further education college for individuals with learning disabilities
Authors:
Skellern, Joanne; Astbury, Geoff
Abstract:
Employment is widely acknowledged as a key factor to social inclusion, but it is estimated that <7% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment. It was the aim of the research study to critically examine the experience of gaining employment from the perspectives of students with learning disabilities, parents, education staff and employers. All participants were recruited from one collaborating UK organisation, a college offering further education for young people with learning disabilities. Twenty-three interviews were conducted. Analysis of the data identified three themes surrounding the perceived roles of: Protector, Rescuer and Worker. Recommendations are discussed to improve collaborative working between student, parent, education staff and employer to overcome some of the difficulties influencing employment rates and contribute to the empowerment and inclusion of people with learning disabilities in society.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012 [online]
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Publication Date:
2-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/264519
DOI:
10.1111/bld.12012
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-3156
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1354-4187
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorSkellern, Joanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAstbury, Geoffen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-08T16:41:07Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-08T16:41:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-02-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012 [online]en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1354-4187-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/bld.12012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/264519-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractEmployment is widely acknowledged as a key factor to social inclusion, but it is estimated that <7% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment. It was the aim of the research study to critically examine the experience of gaining employment from the perspectives of students with learning disabilities, parents, education staff and employers. All participants were recruited from one collaborating UK organisation, a college offering further education for young people with learning disabilities. Twenty-three interviews were conducted. Analysis of the data identified three themes surrounding the perceived roles of: Protector, Rescuer and Worker. Recommendations are discussed to improve collaborative working between student, parent, education staff and employer to overcome some of the difficulties influencing employment rates and contribute to the empowerment and inclusion of people with learning disabilities in society.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-3156en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Learning Disabilitiesen_GB
dc.subjectlearning disabilityen_GB
dc.subjectemploymenten_GB
dc.titleGaining employment: The experience of students at a further education college for individuals with learning disabilitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Learning Disabilitiesen_GB
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