ERIC Number: ED318163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Digest on Youth in Transition. Volume 2.
Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Fisher, Adrian T.
This publication is the second annual description of data examining the educational, employment, and independent living outcomes attained by youth with handicaps as they exit school and enter the work force. The publication contains tables and figures presenting data on the percentages of youth served by handicapping condition at the state level for four age cohorts (3-5, 6-11, 12-17, and 18-21). In addition, the "High School and Beyond" (HSB) database is used to portray comparisons of independent living and employment rates for youth with and without handicaps, and to depict differences among six specific handicapping condition groups. An introduction to the secondary analysis of extant data sources is provided. The development of a district-based longitudinal study of special education graduates is outlined, focusing on what students do after leaving school, the types of jobs they obtain, and parts of the special education program contributing to their successful transition. The development and analysis of a set of independent living scales is also described, based on the HSB database, and the relationships of independent living with employment, educational outcomes, and demographic factors are determined. References accompany each chapter. Appendices contain supporting data and details concerning the research methodology. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.
Note: For Volume 1, see ED 279 118.