ERIC Number: ED356603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
What Happens Next? Trends in Postschool Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities. The Second Comprehensive Report from the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students.
Wagner, Mary; And Others
This study, part of the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students, compares the postschool experiences of a group of almost 2,000 youth (those who were already out of secondary school in 1987) when they had been out of school less than 2 years with their accomplishments 3 years later. Chapters in the report have the following titles and authors: "A Second Look" (Mary Wagner); "Analytic Overview: NLTS Design and Longitudinal Analysis Approach" (Mary Wagner); "Education after Secondary School" (Camille Marder); "Trends in Employment among Out-of-School Youth with Disabilities" (Ronald D'Amico and Jose Blackorby); "A Place To Call Home: Residential Arrangements of Out-of-School Youth with Disabilities" (Lynn Newman); "'A Little Help from My Friends': The Social Involvement of Young People with Disabilities" (Mary Wagner); "More Than the Sum of the Parts: Life Profiles of Out-of-School Youth with Disabilities" (Mary Wagner); and "Transition: Changes, Challenges, Cautions" (Mary Wagner). Almost 60 tables and over 50 figures graphically depict the study findings, and references accompany each chapter. Findings indicated that youth with disabilities who dropped out of high school were less likely than others to return to high school or to earn high school equivalency degrees; over the 3-year period, there were increases in overall employment and in full-time employment, but youth with disabilities continued to hold relatively low-status jobs. Appendixes provide background information on the NLTS sample, variable specifications, supplementary statistical tables, and a list of products available from the NLTS. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, High School Graduates, Interpersonal Relationship, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Place of Residence, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Quality of Life, Secondary Education, Social Life, Special Education, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis
SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493 ($32).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students