ERIC Number: ED188415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabled Adolescents: Perspectives from Canadian Principals.
McMurray, J. G.
The paper examines educational issues of older learning disabled (LD) students in Canada in light of responses by 165 principals. Among findings were that 71% of the secondary and 87% of the elementary schools had LD programs; that 70% of the secondary and 55% of the elementary schools did not have inservice programs to acquaint teachers with LD needs; that the most important diagnostic variables were written language skills at the secondary level and oral language skills at the elementary level; that nearly half of both groups agreed that the definition of LD was a major concern; that both groups doubted the adequacy of special teachers and consultants in their schools; and that secondary principals were nearly unanimous in agreeing that basic vocational skills are more central than maximum mainstreaming in LD programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario, London.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-90).