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Stakeholder views on young adults with intellectual disabilities as a workforce: a qualitative study on students' performance in upper secondary education and their employment potential
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (DISLIFE)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5067-1609
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. (DISLIFE)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2647-2869
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). (DISLIFE)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9042-9166
2022 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1744-6295, E-ISSN 1744-6309, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 28p. 1057-1074Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

People with intellectual disabilities are the most disadvantaged group among all disability types when it comes to employment. In Sweden, special needs upper secondary schools prepare students with intellectual disabilities for the labour market using practice periods at workplaces. This study targets stakeholder involved in their school-to-work transition (i.e. teachers, employers, employment agency officials). The aim is to identify how they view: (1) the working capabilities of students during practice periods and (2) their employment potential. We base the analysis on interview data with the stakeholders using Grounded Theory. Our results identify three student types whose preparedness for the labour market differs considerably. One student type performs well during the practice period and represents a high potential to enter the workforce. The other two student types have the lower working capability and employment potential. Our study highlights stakeholders as resources to improve the labour market preparations of students with intellectual disabilities.

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Sage Publications, 2022. Vol. 26, no 4, p. 28p. 1057-1074
Keywords [en]
Disability, Students, Intellectual Disabilities, Special needs education, Labour, Practice
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Pedagogy Social Work
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education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-186377DOI: 10.1177/17446295211026475ISI: 000679155600001PubMedID: 34318739Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85114304614OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-186377DiVA, id: diva2:1581799
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Liveable disabilities: Life courses and opportunity structures across time, Europeiska unionen – Horizon 2020
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EU, Horizon 2020, 647125
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First published online July 28, 2021

Available from: 2021-07-26 Created: 2021-07-26 Last updated: 2022-12-14Bibliographically approved

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