ERIC Number: ED106999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Post Secondary Programs for the Deaf: II. External View. Research Report No. 61.
Fisher, Steven D.; And Others
The second of six monographs on three postsecondary vocational technical programs for deaf students reports evaluations gleaned from deaf former students presently employed, their immediate supervisors, parents, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. Explained are methods and procedures used in interviews and questionnaires. Data from students concern vital statistics, job satisfaction, economic and employment status, aspirations, and views of their training and program. Information reported from interviews with immediate supervisors focuses on current occupational status of the employee, training, communications between supervisor and employee, employee productivity, the attitude of the supervisor, and the size and nature of the company. Replies from vocational rehabilitation counselors discuss referral procedures, training, and client communication. Also examined are data from parents on the occupational status of their son/daughter, their vocational or technical training, and their reactions to training. Interview and questionnaire responses are discussed and conclusions such as the following drawn: that there was a tendency to cluster in certain occupations such as general office practice and printing, and that most parents favored postsecondary programs for the hearing impaired within programs for students with normal hearing. Appendixes contain interview and questionnaire forms. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.
Note: For related documents, see EC 072 440, EC 072 444, and EC 072 451