What does “College and Career Ready” mean for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. Dynamic Learning Maps National Center and State Collaborative GSEG Projects June 2011. College and Career Ready for All….
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National Center and State Collaborative GSEG Projects
Preparedness for workplace refers to the reading and mathematics knowledge and skills needed to qualify for an occupation’s job training program; it does not necessarily mean that the qualifications to be hired for a job have been met (NAGB, 2009).
Sample pathways include:
Tony Wagner (2008) talks about the seven survival skills:
Opportunities for all …include, but are not limited to the following: pursuing knowledge, investigating career goals, acquiring maturity through new experiences, gaining new responsibilities and ways of problem-solving, and exploring aspects of life by engaging in new personal and professional relationships, and learning collectively with each other (TASH, 2006).
(Grigal, Hart & Paiewonsky, 2010)
For college & Career readiness, students with significant cognitive disabilities need:
(Discussion based on Kearns, Kleinert, Harrison, Shepard-Jones, Hall, Jones 2011)