ERIC Number: ED135169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
A Follow-Up Study of Graduates of the Perceptual and Behavioural Special Classes.
Investigated with a follow-up study of successful reintegration into regular classes in the Toronto system was the success of two special programs for elementary level students who were identified as having learning disabilities presumed to be organic, or whose learning disabilities were primarily emotional or behavioral in origin. The initial sample of 295 students who entered either program in 1970 or 1971 were followed up by tracing their educational path from 1971 to September, 1975. By 1975, about half of the students still remaining in the Toronto system had been reintegrated into regular programs. The effect on later placement of age on entry to the program, sex, and length of time in the program was examined. Students who were found in regular programs in January, 1976, were examined further by collecting and comparing teacher ratings for those students and two matched groups. Generally, ratings were similar for the target group and the group matched on age (generally over-age for grade). However, ratings were lower for the target group than for a random group of class peers, especially in areas related directly to the problems which warranted their former special class placement. (Author/IM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Note: Research Service No. 143