Factors related to the employment of handicapped students in Ector County Independent School District



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Texas Tech University


The purpose of the study was to identify any variable or combination of variables that relate significantly to employability of handicapped graduates of the Ector County ISD, in order to provide information to school officials who could then plan a more meaningful educational experience for handicapped students leading to future economic self-sufficiency as adults.

Furthermore, the results of the study could provide additional information helpful in identifying strengths and weaknesses of the existing program in terms of study content or the job placement phase of the program.

Third, the results could identify a need for the establishment, consolidation, and/or limitations of future occupational training opportunities in a local setting.