ERIC Number: ED232388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Stretching the System: FE and Related Responses to Students with Special Needs. A Special Needs Document.
Bradley, Judy; Hegarty, Seamus
The ways in which further education (FE) and related sectors in England can assist young people with special needs are discussed. After a brief introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 considers school-based provision. College-based provision, which is considered in Chapter 3, consists of six modes: adjusted mainstream provision, link courses, bridging courses, special courses, special units, and outreach provision. In Chapter 4, attention is directed to the specialist colleges that serve young people with special needs. The largest sector within this provision caters to the physically handicapped, although other disabled people are served. It is noted that specialist colleges tend to favor segregated provision, since the severely handicapped are largely the group served; however, a small number of these colleges enable students to attend a local college of FE on a day release basis. Chapter 5 describes the Youth Opportunities Programme (YOP), which provides experiences such as work preparation and work experience. In Chapter 6, provision outside college in adult training centres for the mentally handicapped and in day centres for the physically handicapped is examined. Finally, Chapter 7 considers the role of continuing education in meeting the needs of special adults. The content and organization of current and possible future staff development and implications/issues are covered in Chapters 8 and 9. Examples of curricular offerings at the school- and college-based levels and through the YOP are appended. A list of 58 references and a glossary of acronyms/abbreviations are also included. (SEW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Continuing Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation Centers, Special Classes, Special Schools, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales, London.