CE  Vol.5 No.10 , June 2014
Compulsory School Is Over and Now? Vocational Experiences of Women with Intellectual Disability
Author(s) Helga Fasching*
ABSTRACT
This contribution explores the question of the vocational experiences which women with intellectual disabilities have after leaving school. The main part of the contribution contains an analysis of three interviews with women with intellectual disabilities about their post-school vocational orientation. The research method applied for the analysis was grounded theory. The results show that the three women changed from school directly to a sheltered workshop/occupational therapy or to external vocational preparation measures. They were only able to gain work experience on the regular labour market in the framework of work placement, which led them to express their wish to find employment on the regular labour market. They were successful in their pursuit of vocational participation on the regular labour market. However, they perceive the transition from school to the regular labour market as a cumbersome vocational orientation process.



Cite this paper
Fasching, H. (2014) Compulsory School Is Over and Now? Vocational Experiences of Women with Intellectual Disability. Creative Education, 5, 743-751. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.510087.
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