ERIC Number: ED250854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Employment Related Follow-up of Former Special Education Students in Pierce County, Washington (1983-84).
Gill, Douglas H.
The booklet reports on a study of 194 former special education students in Pierce County, Washington, who had left school during 1981-84. Questionnaires were completed by parents or guardians to collect eight items of information: (1) the student's handicapping condition while in school, (2) current employment status and job title, (3) current monthly salary range, (4) previous employment status during the past 3 years, (5) previous monthly salary range, (6) current involvement in postsecondary education programs, (7) type of postsecondary program (academic or vocational) and (8) name and location of program. Among conclusions drawn were that handicapped learners have about a 50/50 chance of being employed upon graduating or leaving secondary schools in this county; that 28% of the sample gross less than $4,800 annually and an additional 40% will earn an average wage of $7,200 per year; that 23% of the former students do not work at the present time and have not worked for the past 3 years; and that over 80% reported no involvement with postsecondary education. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pierce County Educational Service District 121, Tacoma, WA.
Note: Developed by the Vocational/Special Education Cooperative.