Employability skills for entry-level employees with and without disabilities: A comparison between the perspectives of educators and employers Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study was to investigate educators' and employers' perspectives on general employability skills for individuals with and without disabilities. A total of 115 educators and 168 employers participated in the study by completing a survey. It was found that some employability skills are valued by both educators and employers for all entry-level employees, while noteworthy discrepancies existed between educators and employers with regard to their expectations for individuals with disabilities. Implications of these findings for school are discussed. 2014 - IOS Press and the authors.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ju, S., Pacha, J., Moore, K., & Zhang, D.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Ju, Song||Pacha, Jackie||Moore, Kayce||Zhang, Dalun

publication date

  • January 2014