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ERIC Number: EJ945625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Predictors of Transition Outcomes
Baer, Robert M.; Daviso, Alfred W., III; Flexer, Robert W.; Queen, Rachel McMahan; Meindl, Richard S.
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v34 n3 p132-141 Dec 2011
This study examined the outcomes of 409 students with mental retardation or multiple disabilities from 177 school districts in a Great Lakes state. These students with intellectual disabilities were interviewed at exit and 1 year following graduation. The authors developed and tested three regression models--two to predict full-time employment and one to predict college enrollment after graduation. Although inclusion was a significant predictor of postsecondary education, career and technical education and work study programs did not reach significance as predictors of postschool employment. For these students, gender and minority issues contributed to most of the variance. These findings point to the need for more holistic career and technical education and work study models for these students. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED544172