ERIC Number: ED311648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of a Survey of School District Practices Regarding Secondary-Level Handicapped Students and Their Transition to Postsecondary Experiences. Final Report.
Fairweather, James S.; And Others
This study analyzed data from a national survey of 1600 secondary school districts to determine the numbers and characteristics of handicapped youth as well as the types of programs offered by these districts related to the transition of youth from school to post school activities. Among the findings were: (1) access to traditional vocational programs is being provided by many local education agencies (LEAs) although by fewer small school districts; (2) less than half of all LEAs offer transitional programs in helping the handicapped to obtain employment; (3) size of the LEA is a key factor in numbers and quality of programs for employment of the handicapped; (4) vocational preparedness will improve when funds are focused on improving school/community links. Appendixes provide statistical data and a bibliography. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.