ERIC Number: ED248681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Adequacy of High School Preparation on the Adult Adjustment of Learning Disabled Youth.
Messerer, Jeffrey; Meyers, Gertrude
Ninety learning disabled (LD), 19 behavior disordered (BD) and 37 regular class (RC) graduates of greater Chicago high schools were surveyed to determine what, if any, difficulties they were experiencing after leaving high school. Results indicated that the LD's required additional training in job specific skills, instruction in writing checks, and felt unprepared to cope with "everyday living." LD's reported that classes in mathematics, English, and special and vocational education were most helpful for coping with life after high school. LD's and BD's envisioned themselves as living in the same location ten years from the present whereas RC's did not. Of added interest was the finding that parents of LD's appeared to have received less education compared to BD and RC counterparts. Implications for further research and for high school curriculum are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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