Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB, Tel: +44(0)20 7833 2307 Fax: +44(0)20 7837 2917 www.jkp.com
April 2005 208pp ISBN 1 84310 208 0 pb £18.95
Career Success of Disabled High-Flyers challenges the assumption that disabled employees
are a homogenous group and discusses important questions such as: What is disability? How do people
with physical impairments define success? Does gender impact in the same way on disabled and non-dis-abled
Drawing on in-depth case studies of thirty-one disabled adults who have been successful in their
careers, this book suggests that individual traits and patterns of behaviour are key factors in career suc-cess,
and shows that it is often society rather than impairment that hinders professional progression.
Providing role models and valuable insights for young career-minded disabled people, it will also help
inform policy and practice in education and training about disability and equality in schools, employment,
and society in general.
This book is a must-read, not only for people with disabilities, but for teachers, policy-makers, employ-ers
and anyone with an interest in disabled people and career development.
Dr Sonali Shah is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Nottingham University. Her research inter-ests
are connected with disabled childhoods and young people, special education versus inclusion, career choices and transitional develop-ment.
CONTENTS: 1. Career Success of Disabled High-Flyers: Introduction. 2. The Role of Disabled People in the Workplace. 3. Meanings of
Success for High-flyers. 4. Childhood 5. Education. 6. Individual Personality and Motivation; Their Roles in Career Success 7. Career Choice
and Experiences. 8.A Portrait of the Disabled High-Flyer. References. Appendices. Index.
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