Authors: Gebhardt, Markus
Tretter, Tobias
Schwab, Susanne
Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara
Title: The transition from school to the workplace for students with learning disabilities
Other Titles: status quo and the efficiency of pre-vocational and vocational training schemes
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: This article is concerned with the transition from school to the workplace for pupils with special educational needs in Germany. First, an outline of the standard system of professional training in Germany shall be given. Then, the initial conditions that adolescents are confronted with at the end of their time in school shall be examined. This review will then focus on studies and surveys of students with special educational needs who have graduated from school in Germany. It quickly becomes apparent that, after school, adolescents with Special Educational Needs (SEN) most times visited a one-year school-based pre-vocational programme, and afterwards a state-funded school-based vocational programme; therefore the standard German dual-educational apprenticeship system generally doesn’t apply. Looking at segregated school-based vocational training for students with SEN, it can be observed that the placement rate into the general labour market is not sufficient. Inclusive models play a minor role here, even if the analyses at hand suggest promising perspectives.
Subject Headings: Transition from school to workplace in Germany
Pre-vocational training
Vocational training
Supported employment
Special Needs
Learning disability
Special schools
Subject Headings (RSWK): Inklusion
Soziales Bedürfnis
Issue Date: 2011
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