ERIC Number: ED279122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Transition Literature Review on Educational, Employment, and Independent Living Outcomes.
Harnisch, Delwyn L.; And Others
The report, which is part of a series, provides an analysis of approximately 100 documents focusing on education, employment, and independent living outcomes across 10 handicapping conditions, including those students considered to be disadvantaged. Document summaries are organized by the 3 outcome areas and 11 conditions (learning disabled, speech impaired, mentally retarded, seriously emotionally disturbed, hard of hearing/deaf, orthopedically handicapped, other heath impaired, visually impaired, multi-handicapped, deaf-blind, disadvantaged). A consistent problem noted in these studies was the lack of uniformity and conciseness of the definitions employed in the documents and articles reviewed, thus limiting comparability and generalizability. In the outcome area of education, analysis suggested a shift in focus from emphasis on actual academic achievements of handicapped individuals toward effects of specialized program placement on academic achievement and the usefulness of vocational education. In the employment area, the majority of employed subjects, across all studies, were employed in low paying service, unskilled or semi-skilled positions. In the independent living area, the limited number of studies showed great limitations in the extent of social interaction and community integration. Approximately half of this report consists of a bibliography (with abstracts) of the documents and articles analyzed. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.
Note: For related documents, see EC 191 736-746.