ERIC Number: ED363031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
Post-High School Careers of Apache Special Education and Regular Education Subjects: A Five Year Follow-Up Study.
This study analyzed the employment situation of 106 Apache youth, of whom 52 had been special education students. All students had exited high school between 1987 and 1992. Findings indicate that 65 percent of the regular education students and 73 percent of special education students were unemployed, that 50 percent of working special education students were receiving below minimum wages (compared to 5 percent of working regular education students), and that the most common reason given for unemployment by both groups was that no job was available. About 14 percent of each group reported that they "did not want a job." Only 33 percent of the youth indicated any unhappiness or dissatisfaction with their employment situation. The paper urges incorporation of transition goals into educational planning, to include Native American cultural values such as active participation in family and tribal life. (DB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employee Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Special Education, Unemployment, Wages, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apache (Tribe)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).