ERIC Number: ED246575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of the Calgary Learning Centre.
Conte, Richard; And Others
The report assesses activities and programs of the Calgary Learning Centre, a research-demonstration approach serving learning disabled students in Calgary, Canada. Four major areas of concern are addressed: (1) diagnostic and assessment tests and/or other techniques, (2) remedial learning programs, (3) other associated programs including parent groups and social skills groups, and (4) centre organization. Each of the centre's major thrusts are examined in separate chapters covering the following areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): the research program (studies of the instrumental enrichment parent training program, cognitive behavior modification and listening skills, auditory discrimination in depth, mathematics skills group, communications skills group, orienteering, and adolescent wilderness challenge program); the service program (evaluation of five major components--referral, initial interview, assessment, individual and group treatment programs, and followup); and public and professional education (learning disability resource library, and professional education credit and noncredit courses). Results of a questionnaire on the Learning Centre Model, including general agreement on the insufficient funding level, are cited. A concluding section focuses on three additional aspects: the multimandate of teaching, research-demonstration, and service; the multidisciplinary nature of the Centre, and the consortium structure. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning Services Branch.
Authoring Institution: Calgary Society for Students with Learning Difficulties (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta (Calgary)
Note: For the Summary Report of this evaluation, see EC 162 768.