Road to financial independence: The management of life skills program for students with disabilities

Widia Murni Wijaya, Liah Siti Syarifah

Abstract


Starting from the concern of special high schools to the future of graduates with disabilities and fulfilling the role of schools to prepare for the independence of graduates with disabilities, this study aims to explore the management of the life skills program organized by special high schools at the senior level. The case study approach was carried out by employing observations, interviews, and documentation techniques. The respondents involved in this study were the principal, teachers, graduates, parents, local government, and the company. These respondents involved themselves in efforts to support actively and their commitment to the success of the program. The results indicated that the life skills program was well managed as it successfully delivered graduates to work in the company and be financially independent. The commitment of the school with the company and parents to enhance the independence of graduates with disabilities was through the life skills program to provide them with some valuable skills.

Keywords


Disability; Life skills; Partnership; School improvement; School programs

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