Social Skills And Technical Education

1099 WordsSep 7, 20155 Pages
This study investigated social skills and problem behaviors of general and special education career and technical education students using the Social Skills Rating System instrument (SSRS). In addition, the study compared self-reported social skill ratings of career and technical education students with and without disabilities, and compared the teachers and employers’ ratings of career and technical education students’ social skills and problem behaviors. The research questions addressed in this study were as follows: 1. Did the content analysis of the special education students individual transition plans (ITPs) reveal social skills and problem behaviors? 2. Did the mean social skill score for the general education students significantly higher than the mean social skill score for the special education students? 3. Did employers and teachers in career and technical education differ significantly in their social skills and problem behavior ratings of general education students? 4. Did employers and teachers in career and technical education differ significantly in their social skills and problem behavior ratings of special education students? 2. The study: A. Participants- This study’s participants included 48 career and technical education students in grades 9 through 12 from two different high schools in Denton County, Texas. The participants were 24 students without disabilities from the general education career and technical education program, and 24 students from
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