Life After Graduation for Special-Needs Students Research Proposal by Nicky

Life After Graduation for Special-Needs Students
A research proposal to determine whether inclusion prepares special-needs students for life after graduation.
# 148620 | 2,370 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2011 in Education (Special) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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The reveals that students with disabilities are all too often graduating high school completely unprepared to function effectively in the real world. The paper presents the thesis that inclusion many times is characterized merely by the student with disabilities being present in the same general classroom as other students and not equally represented in the receipt of proper educational provisions for learning. The paper outlines the research questions and methodology to be utilized and provides a literature review. The paper calls for more research in this area of study.

Statement of the Problem
Statement of Thesis
Research Questions
Literature Review

From the Paper:

"The work of Heal and Rusch (1995) entitled: "Predicting Employment for Students Who Leave Special Education High School Programs" reports a "...hierarchical regression analysis" that included 35 community, family, student and school program characteristics entered in a controlled order and used to assess prediction of employment. Study results demonstrate that personal characteristics (being male and having living and academic skills) predicted whether the individual would be employed following high school graduation. Also contributing to this prediction significantly were factors of family income, proxy for social status, while school programs' effect was minimal when student competence and family characteristics had been controlled statistically. (Heal and Rusch, 1995)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bangser, Michael (2008) Preparing High School Students for Successful Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Employment. National High School Center 2008 August. Online available at:
  • Benz, M.R., Lindstrom, L., Yovanoff, P. (2000) Improving Graduation and Employment Outcomes of Students with Disabilities. Predictive Factors and Student Perspectives. Exceptional Children Vol.66 No.4 509-529.
  • By Lorraine McDonnell, Margaret J. McLaughlin, Patricia Morison, National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Goals 2000 and the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
  • Carter, Erik W. (2006) Including High School students with Severe Disabilities in General Education Classes: Perspectives of General and Special Educators, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. 2006. Vol. 31. No. 2.
  • Fritz, Lloyd (2004) Graduation Considerations For Students With Disabilities A Decision-Making Framework For IEP Teams A Technical Assistance Document of the Nebraska Department of Education Special Populations Office 2004.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Life After Graduation for Special-Needs Students (2011, October 28) Retrieved December 06, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Life After Graduation for Special-Needs Students" 28 October 2011. Web. 06 December. 2022. <>