ERIC Number: ED235604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Disabilities Program in Job Corps.
Ramsey, Roberta S.; Ramsey, Russell W.
Because the results of one study concluded that 23% of the male participants and 11.5% of the female participants in the federally funded Job Corps program demonstrated a genuine learning disability (LD), an identification and intervention program was initiated in one Center during 1980. Identification procedures included the Job Corps screening device plus screening tests in reading and math, and a physical examination. Among results of the pilot intervention program were that participants with an LD who received the special instruction remained an average of 31% longer in the Job Corps program than did LD students who received the basic education curriculum. Participants in the special instruction program also made greater gains as shown in reading and math pre- and post-tests. Also noted was a 60% reduction in disciplinary infractions among participants in the special instruction program and a concomitant rise in commitment to career development. The program included emphasis on individualization, precise feedback and sequential learning of skill hierarchies. A description of the legal history of the issues involved with educational programs for LD students, a list of 46 references, and biographical information on the authors are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Exceptional Black Child (Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 1983).