ERIC Number: ED358638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Conducting a Follow-up Study of Special Education Programs. CASE Commissioned Series.
Allen, Katherine; And Others
This training manual was written to assist in planning and implementing follow-up studies of secondary special education programs. The model presented is based on a longitudinal study conducted by the Vermont Department of Education and the University of Vermont, which collected information from previous students with and without handicapping conditions on variables such as current occupation, employment history, postsecondary education, vocational training, social service utilization, and residential status. The sections of the training manual address: (1) planning the follow-up study (identifying the purpose, organizing the study, and identifying the sample); (2) preparing the questionnaire and training interviewers; (3) conducting the study and coding responses; (4) analyzing results; and (5) examining program implications. Appendixes comprise much of the manual and include survey forms, project checklists, a sample questionnaire, codes, letters, interviewing guidelines, and guidelines concerning access to student records. (Contains 11 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Special Education
CASE Research Committee, Indiana University, School of Education, Smith Research Center-100A, 2805 East 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 (Order No. PES-1, $15); University of Vermont, Dept. of Special Education, Social Work, and Social Services, 405A Waterman Building, Burlington, VT 05405-0160 (follow-up study diskettes in WordPerfect, WordStar, or ASCII, $5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Note: Title page lists five authors beginning with Ms. Allen. Cover lists three of the five but in different sequence, beginning with Susan Hasazi and not including Allen.