Online Bookshop Home  
Login  |   Your account  |   Bookshelf  |   View Shopping Basket Help
Search  for   in 
  Search Tips   •   Advanced Search
You are in > OECD Bookshop > Publication Page

Education and Training Policy
Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Tertiary Education and Employment
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  16 May 2011
Pages: 144 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264097650 , OECD Code: 912011011E1
Price:   €19 | $27 | £17 | ¥2500 | MXN350
Availability: Available
Add to basket Look inside Email-it    

Other languages:  French (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback

Related titles



This book examines the transition of young adults with disabilities from school to tertiary education and work. It analyses the policy experiences of several OECD countries and identifies recent trends in access to education and employment as well as best transition policies and practices. Which factors foster or hinder the transition to tertiary education and work? What are the strengths and weaknesses of policies and support given to young adults with disabilities? What strategies exist in upper secondary schools and tertiary education institutions to smooth this transition and what are their strengths and weaknesses?

It shows that access to tertiary education for young adults with disabilities has improved significantly over the past decade. However, despite the progress that has been made, the transition to tertiary education is still harder for young adults with disabilities than it is for other young adults. Students with disabilities are also less likely than their non-disabled peers to successfully complete their studies, or to access employment.

The book also provides policy recommendations for governments and education institutions. These recommendations are designed to give young adults with disabilities the same success and transition opportunities that other young adults already enjoy and to improve hereby their right to education and to inclusion.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Post-school transitions for young adults with disabilities
-The context
-Access to tertiary education: a path towards inclusion
-The challenging transition to tertiary education
-Build integrated systems to safeguard the transition process
Chapter 2. Access to tertiary education is still challenging
-A lack of reliable statistical data
-Easier access to tertiary education
-Inclusion policies increase acceptance of disability
-Mobilise financial means to promote inclusion
-Promoting equity: a responsibility of educational institutions
-Empower high school students and high schools to ensure inclusion
-Mobilisation of tertiary education institutions and their students
-Promote an education system that focuses on every studentís success
-The move towards integrated transition systems
Chapter 3. Institutional strategies to support students with disabilities
-The bumpy road to tertiary education
-Students with disabilities have fewer chances of success in tertiary education
-Secondary and tertiary education institutions need more support
Chapter 4. The difficult transition from education to employment
-Better access to mainstream education but limited employment impact
-Strengthening linkages between upper secondary school and the labour market
-Developing synergies by combining academic success with inclusion
Chapter 5. Conclusions and Recommendations
-Guidelines for the country background reports
-Country visits

Back Back to top