04 SES 16 E, (Cross-Country Perspectives) Perspectives of Youths with Disabilities in Inclusive Transition Processes
Inclusive transition processes after compulsory school are particularly difficult for young persons with disabilities. In other words, compulsory school leavers with disabilities are confronted with manifold barriers and mechanisms of exclusion in their transition to further education, training and employment. Regarding the right of full participation in education and employment for this target group (UN 2006) transition as a life phase with its high risk of exclusion has come into view of inclusive educational research in different countries all over the world. To improve the situation for persons with disabilities it is important to look at the situation in other countries and even more to work collaborative on this theme. Therefore, research on transition needs international collaboration.
Like in 2018, the aim of the symposium is to get a deeper understanding of the transition processes of youths with disabilities based on a multi-perspective view on the phenomenon and further to learn from the experiences each country has already made in the realization of current research projects. In this year, the perspectives of youth with disabilities in inclusive transition processes are of special interest. Each single countries will present research projects to this topic with different theoretical and methodological/methodical background. So, the experiences in realizing research, the results as well as the challenges and theoretical/methodological considerations can be discussed from a cross-country perspective.
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