ERIC Number: ED163668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Vocational Adequacy of Former Special Education Students Following High School Graduation.
Boyce, Douglas A.; Elzey, Freeman F.
A study was made of the effectiveness of the San Francisco Unified School District's Special and Vocational Educational Programs in preparing handicapped students for the work world. Ninety-eight high school graduates were divided into two groups--those who had received vocational training (T) and those who hadn't (NT)--and were interviewed along with their parents, employers, and former teachers. Among the findings were that more T then NT graduates had held a job since graduation and that their jobs tended to be of a higher level; that a greater percentage of the NT group were very dissatisfied with their jobs; and that T group workers needed less supervision and on-the-job training than did NT workers. Among the recommendations resulting from the survey were that there be provisions made for earlier detection of handicapping conditions in students at the elementary and junior high levels, and that continual and intensive counseling be provided for handicapped students during high school. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco)