ERIC Number: ED219456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Career Development and Employment Readiness Measures for Special Education.
Rodgers, Ronald C.; Kandaswamy, Subramaniam
Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the adaptations of The Program for Assessing Youth Employment Skills (PAYES) and the Iowa Career Education Inventory are proposed to assess the impact of career education for the handicapped student. Evidence is offered for the conceptual compatibility of the Iowa instrument with Brolin's, Johnson's and Lamkin's career education objectives in special education, specifically in career development stages, career concepts, and content overlap. A comparative summary of the similarity between PAYES and the Brolin competencies is discussed. Targeted special education populations for each instrument are indicated with possible adaptation of measures. Assessing content validity and preparing for a pilot administration of each instrument with selected samples of handicapped students are the strategies proposed to assess the feasibility of adapting PAYES and the Iowa Inventory to offer an empirical set of measures which treat career development as a continuous process spanning grades three through twelve. Profile analysis Hotelling's T square, Mahalanobi's Q square and all types of summary statistics will be used to analyze the quantitative data. Non-quantitative procedures used to analyze the data include: a questionnaire, telephone survey, student testing, and the interviewing of special education students and test administrators. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hotellings t; Iowa Career Education Inventory; Mahalanobis Distance Function; Program for Assessing Youth Employment Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).