ERIC Number: ED363999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Special Education Exiters: A Pilot Study.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
This study collected data on 413 students who exited North Dakota special education programs in 1988, including exiters who had graduated with a diploma, special diploma, or certificate; earned a General Educational Development certificate; or dropped out. Data were evaluated concerning demographic and educational characteristics of respondents, secondary school training and experiences, postsecondary school training and experiences, employment, independent living skills, and recreation/leisure. Findings included: (1) over one-half of respondents lived with parents or other relatives, while one-fourth live independently; (2) families and friends provided a major support function by assisting youths in finding employment, providing housing, and assisting with financial support; (3) 69 percent of respondents had a paying or nonpaying job; (4) almost 25 percent who were not working indicated it was because they could not find a job, and another 33 percent were attending school or training; (5) one-half of those working had full-time employment; and (6) approximately 20 percent paid all their own expenses. Appendixes provide a copy of the 16-page survey form and other information pertaining to the study. (JDD)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Dropouts, Employment, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Independent Living, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Quality of Life, Recreational Activities, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota