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ERIC Number: EJ833681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
General or Vocational Curriculum: LD Preference
Dupoux, Errol
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n3 p39-47 2008
This study assessed the perceptions of high school students with learning disabilities about the suitability or preference of an academic or vocational curriculum. Students were administered the Vocational Academic Choice Survey (VACS), designed to measure students' perceptions of which curriculum is more suitable for them. Results revealed that a more academic type of curriculum was preferred if students had not repeated a grade, achieved a relatively high GPA, and planned to go to college. Post high school plans and positive attitudes toward academic subjects showed to be the strongest predictors of the suitability score. By itself, post high school plans accounted for about 35% of the variance in curriculum suitability. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida