ERIC Number: ED047477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
The Development of Pre-Vocational Behavior in Deaf Adolescents.
Lerman, Alan M.; Guilfoyle, George R.
To investigate the development of prevocational behavior in adolescents enrolled in schools for the deaf, and to determine some of the major variables related to the prevocational behavior of deaf adolescents, 240 students from four schools for the deaf were studied. Information required for the study was obtained in three ways: a personal data sheet, a parent questionnaire, and a series of testing and interviewing sessions with the subjects. Results were described indicating that at all ages deaf subjects choose jobs at lower socioeconomic levels than do their hearing siblings and tend to cluster at the semiskilled and unskilled levels. It was concluded that the vocational information and planning of deaf subjects were related to their languages and communication competence, the level of stimulation at home, and to a lesser degree their intelligence and independence. (CD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Communication Problems, Deafness, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Language Ability, Prevocational Education
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, New York 10027 ($4.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Horace Mann - Lincoln Inst. for School Experimentation.