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ERIC Number: ED427460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 14
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Ten Years after Special Education: EBD-Students in Transition to Adulthood in Finland.
Jahnukainen, Markku
This study followed up on the life-courses of 23 former special education students with emotional and behavioral disabilities from a comprehensive school to further education, work, and adulthood. The students attended special classes for pupils with emotional and behavioral difficulties in a small town in southern Finland in 1985-1987. The qualitative data were gathered in two biographical interviews in 1991 and 1995. The key finding was very positive: most of the interviewees were quite ordinary Finnish young people after 8 to 10 years of finishing their comprehensive schooling; only three still have serious problems in almost all of the important fields of adult life. However, as reported in earlier follow-up studies, the poor educational background is reflected in vocational level for these former special education pupils. Also the unemployment rate of this group has been higher than the average level in Finland. Four extreme cases of postschool life course are provided. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland