Facilitating the Transition of Students with Learning Disabilities into Adulthood : A Preliminary Study

Chen, Olivia Ching Hui (2019) Facilitating the Transition of Students with Learning Disabilities into Adulthood : A Preliminary Study. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The democratization of a nation needs to start with the democratization of education, in which every student gets equal education opportunity, which can then increase their chances of getting employed as they enter into adulthood. The transition from adolescence into adulthood is a challenging process for students with learning disabilities. Developed nations such as the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US) have taken great measures in their policies and practice to support them to ensure a smooth transition from adolescence into adulthood. Therefore, this study aims to identify and compare the policies, educational supports, and employment support in the UK, US, and Malaysia for students with learning disabilities through a systematic literature review involving a total of 26 articles from the Disability and Society journal and Journal of Research in Special Education Needs (JORSEN). Additionally, the study found five global policies, 13 UK policies, three US policies, and four Malaysian policies. The overall academic supports in the three countries are support and development for educators, academic support, physical or material support, support personnel, school-to-work/postsecondary education support, educational research, personal support, and Individualized Education Program (IEP). The overall employment supports are rehabilitation program or agencies; treatment, intervention, and therapy; accommodation; government support; support for entrepreneurship; supported employment services; individual or group support; and training. In short, much effort has been taken in policies and in practice to help students with learning disabilities to transition into adulthood. The findings from the present study suggest that Malaysia uses these developed countries such as the UK and the US as benchmarks.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: students, learning disabilities, special needs, transition, policies, education, employment, support, United Kingdom, United States, Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 05:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 05:01
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27558

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