Exploring Transitional Pathways to Post Secondary and Higher Education for Youth with Physical Disabilities in Punjab

Authors

  • Muhammad Tahir MPhil Scholar, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Ghulam Fatima Associate Professor, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Saima Shaheen PhD Scholar, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)41

Keywords:

Higher Education, Special Education, Students with Physical Disabilities, Transitional Pathways

Abstract

The transition from high school to post-secondary education is difficult for most students, but those difficulties are amplified by the extra complexity of handicap. The purpose of the study was to explore whether school administration obstructs seamless transition for students with physical disabilities, the effect of school-institution collaboration, and whether self-help skills, and travel training are barriers to successful transitions. Survey approach as well as descriptive research was employed. 30 items, self-constructed questionnaire was used. A sample of 115 teachers of physical impaired students, working in government special schools, was taken from five divisions of Punjab i.e., Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, and Sahiwal. Results revealed that schools evaluate students' readiness, provide travel training, challenging courses, use role-playing activities and offer community-based programs for transition of students with physical limitations to college. It is recommended that a collaborative effort involving parents, educators, administrators, and nonprofit organization is vital for smooth school-to-higher education transitions.

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Published

2023-09-10

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How to Cite

Tahir, M., Fatima, G., & Shaheen, S. (2023). Exploring Transitional Pathways to Post Secondary and Higher Education for Youth with Physical Disabilities in Punjab. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 472–481. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)41