The Choice of a Profession by Blind Senior Students and their Relevance to the Labor Market

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Abstract

This article presents results of the research on the professional orientation and employment of blind graduates of schools in six regions of the Russian Federation specialising in teaching children with visual impairments. Also analysis related to the situation with the employment of people with visual disabilities are given. This analysis are based on information from Russian Association Of The Blind. Reasons of low rates of the employment of young people with disabilities are shown. The dependence of the awareness of the choice of the profession by the blind during the period of school education on specifics of the organisation of vocational guidance work for children with visual impairments, as well as on the level of maturity of the personality and personal qualities of students is presented. The ways of overcoming the reasons negatively affecting the results of career guidance work and the employment of graduates of special schools are indicated. Examples of effective career guidance work and successful employment of young people with visual deprivation are given. The article is Amed at researchers involved in education of children with visual disabilities, organisers of career guidance work, tiflopedagogs and parents who have blind children.

General Information

Keywords: the blind, an employment of disabled people, the professional orientation of the blind students, availability of the profession, Blind specialists, accessibility, social integration

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2017090402

For citation: Komova N.S., Sokolov V.V. The Choice of a Profession by Blind Senior Students and their Relevance to the Labor Market [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psychological-Educational Studies, 2017. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 12–20. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2017090402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia S. Komova, Research Associate, FSBSA"Institute of Correctional Pedagogics of the Russian Academy of Education", Moscow, Russia, e-mail: nskomova@gmail.com

Vladimir V. Sokolov, Chief of education-production laboratory of technical tools and software for teaching blind and visually impaired students, faculty of information technologies, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: vvsokolov168@gmail.com

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