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Choice of Professional and Educational Route in High School Students with Disabilities: University Education in the Context of Motivation and Needs
Kantor V.Z., Doctor of Education, Professor, Director of the Resource and Training Center for the Education of People with Disabilities; Special Education and Rehabilitation School, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Antropov A.P., Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Deputy Director of the Resource and Training Center for the Education of People with Disabilities; Professor of the Department of Education of Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Resource and Training Center for the Education of People with Disabilities; Special Education and Rehabilitation School, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, email@example.com
Gdalina T.G., Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Director of the Center for Work with Talented Youth and Entrants, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The article presents the results of a questionnaire survey in the context of the idea of continuity of school and university education of persons with disabilities. 90 senior students with visual, hearing and motor impairments were the respondents of the survey. The purpose of the survey was to study the motives, preferences and needs of school graduates among disabled people, which determine the choice of their vocational and educational route. The survey reveals features of motivation for professional choice of various categories of enrollees with disabilities and its informational support; assesses the level of these enrollees needs in helping by career counselors; identifies the preferred forms of higher education by persons with disabilities; characterizes the needs of people with disabilities in special equipment and services in obtaining higher education, as well as in adaptation of educational programs in the university. The resulting practical-oriented conclusions concern both purpose and content of the work with disabled enrollees from among school graduates as well as approaches to the organization of higher education for persons with disabilities.
Keywords: university education, disability, high school students, nosology, visual, hearing and moving impairment, career guidance, motivation of professional choice, educational differentiation and integration, special needs