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Real jobs, learning difficulties and supported employment

Wilson, Alastair (2003) Real jobs, learning difficulties and supported employment. Disability and Society, 18 (2). pp. 99-115. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

Supported employment is now regarded as a major vehicle for enabling people with 'learning difficulties' to enter employment. The purpose of this paper is to use the evidence provided by three case studies of people with 'learning difficulties' who have participated in supported employment to critically examine its fundamental premises. The paper argues that the influences of normalisation theory and the US model of supported employment have combined in the UK to form a variant of supported employment which, in pursuing the concept of 'real job', fails to adequately address the consequences of impairment.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3357
Keywords: disability studies, inclusion, special needs, employment, Social Sciences (General), Education (General), Sociology, Health(social science), Social Sciences(all), Health Professions(all)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Education > Education (General)
Social Sciences > Sociology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 11:52
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3357

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