ERIC Number: ED048677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Auditorially, Visually, and Orthopedically Handicapped Pupils in Cincinnati. Final Report.
A followup study of aurally, visually, and physically handicapped graduates of the Cincinnati Public Schools was investigated for use in future educational planning for handicapped children. A random selection of 24 aurally handicapped, 15 visually handicapped and 34 physically handicapped graduates were interviewed. Twenty nine of the group met the criteria of being employed with a measurable wage and employers of all 29 subjects were interviewed. Findings were indicated by the researchers to show that the majority of the handicapped pupils were capable of successful occupational adjustment to unskilled and semiskilled jobs; however, impractical school experiences were not markatable enough to provide economic stability. Recommendations were made that the administration should assume more responsibility for the occupational placement of disabled pupils; the scope of the pre-vocational training program should be expanded to meet the changing labor market demands; and specific program objectives which pair specific skills with specific job opportunities based on employment situations of former pupils should be created. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Office of Research and Field Services.