Transition from School to Employment or College: New Online Information from European Countries

By Smith-Davis, Judy | Teaching Exceptional Children, May/June 2004 | Go to article overview

Transition from School to Employment or College: New Online Information from European Countries


Smith-Davis, Judy, Teaching Exceptional Children


Transition from School to Employment: Online Database and Report

The Database

The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education has developed an online database and a new report on Transition from School to Employment. The participating countries are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Participating countries have provided the following information that is easily accessible in four sections of the transition database accessible at: www.european-agency.org/ transit/index.html

1. COUNTRY OVERVIEWS of their situation concerning transition from school to employment, related to:

* Access to educational opportunities for young people with special educational needs after compulsory education;

* Existence of a transition program, its implementation and the professionals who provide it;

* The employment and unemployment situation for young people with special needs;

* Legislation regarding transition; and

* Positive and negative elements of the national situation.

2. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on existing educational measures and new policies related to transition from school to employment, covering:

* Major publications related to employment, or transition from school to employment, published by European or international organizations;

* Documents resulting from research on the topic; and

* Results of meetings organized by the European Agency in the sixteen participating countries;

3. PRACTICES and models that are used for preparing students with disabilities for transition in the participating countries.

4. CONTACT INFORMATION on working partners of the European Agency and national experts on transition in the participating countries

The Report

The report on Transition from School to Employment examines and summarizes information in three areas gained through information collected from the 16 countries:

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