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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.editorBarbara Garrick, Shiralee Poed and James Skinneren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:44:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:44:38Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-27T06:58:06Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781921214585en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29523
dc.description.abstractThis literature review confirms that, for all young people, including those with vision impairment, transition from secondary school to adult life is a period filled with challenges and complications (Konarska, 2007). For this reason, transition-to-post school has been well-researched. Yet, few studies have examined how adolescents with vision impairment are prepared for post-school life, how they transition, and how they partake in post-school life. Despite the provision of a disability-specific curriculum, ongoing support from specialist staff, and the design and implementation of individual transition plans, research has indicated that young people with vision impairment find the transition to post-school difficult, face social isolation, and experience high levels of unemployment and underemployment. Although many of these young people have the cognitive capacity to contribute to and participate in society, most encounter difficulties in the social world and the world of work that minimise their contributions and diminish their life satisfaction. This chapter reviews literature on the transition pathways of adolescents with vision impairment and identified difficulties within the world of work and the social world, including employer attitudes and concerns about hiring a person with vision impairment and initiating and maintaining friendships.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent100484 bytes
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPost Presseden_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.postpressed.com.auen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleEducational planet shapers: Researching, hypothesising, dreaming the futureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom97en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto113en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecial Education and Disabilityen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130312en_US
dc.titleLife pathways or lonely dead-ends? The transition from secondary school to post-school life for adolescents with vision impairmenten_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2009. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For further information, use hypertext link for access to the publisher's website. or contact the author.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorBrown, Jane E.


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