ERIC Number: ED345477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Readiness in American Indian Learning Disabled Adolescents.
Dodd, John M.; And Others
This study investigated vocational readiness of adolescent American Indians with learning disabilities by examining tests and procedures employed by 24 school psychologists in Montana, assessing American Indian high school students on skills and interests useful in seeking and maintaining employment, obtaining work samples and vocational interest data from adults with learning disabilities who were attending a tribal college that provides services for students with disabilities, and conducting a telephone survey to determine postsecondary services available to American Indians with learning disabilities. The study found that: (1) school psychologists employed a variety of adaptations to tests and testing procedures; (2) high school age students with learning disabilities did not have strategies for seeking jobs and had not made career choices; and (3) most postsecondary school-age students were able and decisive in regard to career decisions and 80% showed a high vocational awareness level. Recommendations are made concerning psychologists, vocational readiness, and postsecondary services. An appendix offers a directory of postsecondary services for American Indians with learning disabilities living in Montana. (Approximately 50 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers: Montana; Tribally Controlled Education