ERIC Number: ED252010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Post-Secondary Community Placement of Mentally Retarded Individuals: A Five-Year Follow-Up Analysis.
Schalock, Robert L.; And Others
The presentation summarizes data from a 5-year longitudinal study involving 108 special needs students who were part of a cooperative vocational exploration and training program for the handicapped. The program, designed to overcome obstacles in rural areas, moved from a centralized to decentralized model of vocational service delivery that featured such aspects as a prioritized sequence of desired employee skills and behaviors, a series of 14 vocational curriculum teaching modules, and a resource teacher training plan. Descriptive statistics are presented summarizing the major student characteristics, school variables, and community-county characteristics. Significant predictor variables were identified. Three major conclusions were drawn: (1) verified handicap, gender, full scale IQ, family involvement, and absence were among major client characteristics predictive of outcomes; (2) major school variables predictive of outcomes included school enrollment, semester hours in vocational programs, and total years of teaching by the resource teacher; (3) major county community characteristics predictive of outcome included per capita income, number of businesses, and labor force. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (108th, Minneapolis, MN, May 27-31, 1984).