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ERIC Number: EJ890248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Career Ambitions: A Comparison of Youth with and without SLD
Kortering, Larry J.; Braziel, Patricia M.; McClannon, Terry W.
Remedial and Special Education, v31 n4 p230-240 Jul-Aug 2010
Participants with and without specific learning disabilities (SLD) provided responses as to background and school features, postschool plans, dream career, and most likely job after completing school. Findings suggest that participant groups are similar across most background and school features, with apparent differences for grade level and repeating of a grade (participants with SLD older and more likely to have repeated a grade), and gender (those with SLD more likely to be male). Participants without SLD reported a pattern of postschool plans that proved significantly different, including higher rates for postsecondary education, than did participants with SLD and a lower rate for direct employment and for being "unsure." Both groups were comparable in terms of reported "dream or ideal" job, but the pattern proved significantly different for "most likely" job. Implications for future research and practice are noted. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina