ERIC Number: ED314918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
National Study of High School Special Education Programs for Handicapped Youth in Transition. Vol. I: Qualitative Component.
Knowlton, H. Earle; Clark, Gary M.
The 3-year qualitative study evaluated high-school special education programs and their contributions to the transition of youth with disabilities. This report focuses on: the current status of programs for transition from school to adult life; program gaps as seen by administrators and practitioners; and reported priorities for program improvement. Part One of the report describes the study's naturalistic inquiry approach and analyzes findings from case studies of four schools' programs, discussing policies and practices that have a positive bearing on programs, and policies and practices that interfere with the design and delivery of effective programs. Part Two includes the four case studies, as follows: "A Case Study of Special Education for Students with Learning and Behavioral Handicaps in a Suburban Kansas City High School,""Special Education for High School Students with Educational Handicaps in a Rural Setting: A Vermont Case Study,""A Case Study of Special Education for High School Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities in Philadelphia," and "Special Education for High School Students with Disabilities: A Case Study in a Rural, Small-Town Setting in West Texas." Part Three contains an auditor's report, which affirms the dependability and confirmability of the case studies. Approximately 35 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.