ERIC Number: ED393268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Young Deaf Adults and the Transition from High School to Postsecondary Careers. Gallaudet Research Institute Occasional Paper 94-1.
Lam, Kay H.; And Others
This report presents results of follow-up surveys of students and parents who had been part of a 1986/87 study of transition experiences of deaf high school students. The report examines post-high school transition experiences including postsecondary education or employment outcomes. Most of the analyses are based on responses of 592 deaf youth and 101 parents. An introduction by Arthur N. Schildroth describes the original study, the follow-up surveys, and limitations. The second chapter, "Non-College-Bound Deaf Youth" by Kay H. Lam, discusses the demographic characteristics, employment status and types of jobs held, wages, sources of job acquisition, and satisfaction with employment of respondents who did not receive any postsecondary education. The third chapter, "Postsecondary Education: Its Impact and Outcomes" (Brenda W. Rawlings), reports data for the group receiving postsecondary education, including demographic characteristics; types of programs entered; reasons reported for matriculating at a particular program; subject majors; and relationship of their postsecondary education to employment. Chapter 4, "Rehabilitation and the Transition of Young Deaf Adults" (Arthur N. Schildroth), concentrates on the involvement of state offices of vocational rehabilitation (VR) in terms of whether and how often VR services were provided, kinds of services provided, satisfaction of respondents with VR assistance, and relationship of parental transition concerns to the actual provision of VR services. Chapter 5, "Relationships between Academic Performance on an Achievement Test and Later Postsecondary Outcomes" (Debra E. Rose), studies correlations between high school achievement test scores and certain high school practices (e.g., tracking) and between test scores and later postsecondary outcomes (e.g., employment). It also relates test scores to the presence of additional disabilities. Chapter 6, "School and Demographic Predictors of Transition Success: A Longitudinal Assessment" (Thomas E. Allen), presents a model for estimating the likelihood of transition "success" for individuals with specific educational and demographic characteristics. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students, Deafness, Education Work Relationship, Employment Level, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Models, National Surveys, Noncollege Bound Students, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, Student Characteristics, Transitional Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
Dissemination Office, Gallaudet Research Institute, Center for Assessment & Demographic Studies, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002 ($4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Research Inst., Washington, DC. Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies.
Note: Funding received from the NYNEX Foundation.