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Myklebust, Jon Olav; Båtevik, Finn Ove – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Abundant research exists on the transition from school to work of youth with disabilities. However, few studies investigate their subsequent long-term participation in working life. This study, drawing on a life course approach, aimed to examine how former students with special educational needs succeeded in finding full-time employment with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Myklebust, Jon Olav; Batevik, Finn Ove – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This article discusses the extent to which former special needs students--now in their late 20s--achieve economic independence. The emphasis is on class placement--that is, whether being educated in special or regular classes in upper secondary school contributes to favourable occupational outcomes. The empirical evidence is based on interviews of…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Special Classes, Young Adults, Special Needs Students
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Lewis, Ann; Parsons, Sarah – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
There is a striking dearth of studies focusing sensitively and in depth on the mainstream educational experiences of children with epilepsy, as viewed by those children themselves. The one-year project (2006-7) reported here addresses that gap. Children's perceptions about mainstream teachers' understanding of epilepsy and school-based needs are…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Seizures, Young Adults, Methods