JOURNAL ARTICLE

The employment and education of the partially sighted in the period immediately after leaving special school

J M Wild, M Wolffe
Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists) 1985, 5 (1): 73-80
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Initial results are reported of a major study undertaken to determine factors which could be used to predict employment success of partially-sighted school leavers. The sample involved 355 individuals from 13 schools for the partially sighted taken from three successive final academic years and followed up 1 year after leaving school. Questionnaire techniques were used, the response rate being 85.6%. Analysis revealed that 55.6% sought or experienced employment and 44.4% undertook further education. Eighty-seven per cent of those seeking employment obtained jobs alongside the normally sighted. Only 12 leavers remained totally unemployed. Forty-seven per cent were still in their initial employment.

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