ERIC Number: ED102783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Post Educational Employment Patterns of the Slow Learner. Final Report.
Gaudet, Irby J., Jr.; Hotard, Stephen R.
Post high school occupational level and job success were correlated with variables such as sex, race, school achievement, further educational training, and parental educational-occupational levels for 265 urban slow learners (IQ range 70-90) who graduated in either 1969 or 1972. Data on academic achievement demographic factors and students' interests were obtained from school cumulative records and were supplemented by occupational information obtained during personal interviews with Ss. Results indicated that slow learners were able to obtain employment (although occupational levels and earning capacity were limited); that more males, whites, and higher IQ slow learners found jobs immediately after high school graduation; that academic achievement, school interests, and pregraduation vocational interests were not long term predictors of employment success or occupational level; and that parents' educational levels and fathers' occupational levels were directly related to the employment success and occupational levels of slow learning high school graduates. (Also included are appendixes containing general and race-sex summary data on Ss, ratings of career and educational plans, an employment pattern survey, and an occupational level rating scale). (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.