ERIC Number: ED117870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Long Range Benefits of Graduation from Special Vs. Mainstream School for Mildly Mentally Handicapped Students.
Twenty-seven mildly and moderately mentally handicapped special education graduates from a special school and 23 mildly and moderately mentally handicapped special education graduates from a mainstream school were interviewed to determine long range benefits of each program. Interviews 1 and 2 years after graduation were designed to measure differences in employment skill levels, unemployment rates, job satisfaction, arrests and convictions, welfare assistance, financial independence, income level, and other variables. Data suggested that there was little difference in long range characteristics for either group, although the small sample size precluded drawing firm conclusions on either side of the question. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.