På väg in i arbetslivet: Särskoleelevers inträde på arbetsmarknaden
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study was to examine the possibilities to enter the regular labour market for pupils and young adults with intellectual disabilities. The method used is tape-recorded qualitative interviews with; Two pupils with intellectual disabilities, studying the last year at a special school. Two young adults with intellectual disabilities, former pupils at a special school and at the moment in search of work at a Public Employment Service office for young adults with disabilities. Furthermore were interviews made with two professionals, one student counsellor at a special school and one representative at a Public Employment Service office for young adults with disabilities. For analysing the empirical data, Iris Marion Young's theory about Five Faces of Oppression, Crip theory and Dalrymple and Burkes theory about empowerment was used. The results showed difficulties in enter the labour market for these young adults and wishes to be able to support themselves financially by a regular work. The aim of the welfare system is to help people with intellectual disabilities through for example special schools, vocational training and wages benefits. These efforts are not really helping but are rather increasing the disabilities and the following discrimination on the labour market.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 50 p.
Special schools for pupils with intellectual disabilities, labour market, oppression, Crip theory, empowerment, qualitative interviews.
Särskola, arbetsmarknad, förtryck, cripteori, empowerment, kvalitativa intervjuer.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8569OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-8569DiVA: diva2:200497
Öhlund, Thomas, Universitetslektor
Piuva, Katarina, Universitetslektor