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ERIC Number: ED134260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-3
Pages: 31
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A Comparison of Academic Achievement of Handicapped Students in Relation to Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance.
Dunn, Cheryl
A study was conducted to determine if handicapped students who received federal vocational rehabilitation assistance from the Department of Rehabilitation in the forms of money and/or equipment were benefitting from such aid, and to determine if one sex was benefitting more than the other. Study subjects were a sample of 60 handicapped students registered through the Disabled Students Center at Santa Ana College (California), who were carrying nine or more units. All were first semester students initially registered in the spring or fall of 1974 and 1975. Subjects were assigned to one of four groups (fifteen per group) according to sex and whether or not vocational rehabilitation assistance was received. A comparative analysis of the academic achievement of the four groups was then made. Although no significant differences were found, there were limitations in this study which warrant further investigation, such as type of disability, degree of disability, and dropout rate. Overall, the study findings indicated that the vocational rehabilitation services at the college were adequate, at least in terms of academic achievement. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University