ERIC Number: ED052551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up and Comparison of Graduates from Two Types of High School Programs for the Mentally Handicapped. Final Report.
Dearborn Public Schools, MI.
Compared is the post high school adjustment of graduates of two types of special education programs for the educable mentally handicapped: a self-contained, vocationally oriented program separate from general education (School A) and a program integrated into the general high school, where job experience is concurrent with general education and courses are not specifically vocationally oriented (School B). Graduates of School B who have been out of school for varying lengths of time were also compared with each other. Interviewed were 41 School A and 41 School B graduates from the years 1964 and 1965, and 114 School B students who graduated between 1952 and 1963. Students were compared on social, vocational, and economic measures, such as job placement, tenure, income, community participation, and other factors. It was found that graduates of School B had a better school attendance record, held more full-time jobs, had higher occupational levels and salaries, were more likely to seek further education, were more prudent in money management, married later or remained single more often, had better homes, and participated more actively in community activities. (KW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Dearborn Public Schools, MI.