ERIC Number: ED023143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Cerebral Palsied College Students, Their Education and Employment.
Muthard, John E.; Hutchison, Jack
Investigated were the problems of college students who have cerebral palsy, and the barriers which may confront them during post-college employment years. investigated: (1) situations encountered in college, and the methods used to overcome difficulties; (2) the student's evaluation of a college education; and (3) the effect of educational experiences and personal characteristics on post-college employment. A group of young cerebral palsied college students provided the data, describing their post-college and employment experiences. The responses of these individuals were tabulated to secure normative data or permit comparisons with findings from other college student groups. Personal, educational, and vocational characteristics of these students were compared with those of nonimpaired students. Personal, educational, and vocational characteristics of those cerebral palsied students employed in jobs related to education were compared with those employed in jobs not related to education. The major findings and implications are discussed in terms of (1) student characteristics, (2) college problems, (3) education and employment, and (4) parental attitudes. The instruments used in this series of studies and tabulations of statistical findings are appended. (AUTHOR/IM)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, College Attendance, Employment Opportunities, Handicapped Students, Research
CPCS Study, United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc., 66 East 34th Street, New York, New York 10016.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; United Cerebral Palsy Association, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.