ERIC Number: ED253664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Design for Learning for Adults with Learning Disabilities. Discussion Paper 01/84.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
An advisory committee was formed to examine the extent of the need for services for adults with learning disabilities in British Columbia, the ways in which these needs might effectively be met, and methods for increasing public awareness of adults with learning disabilities. It was determined that about 15 percent of the adult population of the province have some type of learning disability. A program of action to meet the education and training needs of these individuals was formulated. The plan included recommendations for funding voluntary associations for children and adults with learning disabilities; for organizing and funding a training and development program in adult learning disabilities for policymakers, administrators, counselors, and instructors; for providing comprehensive educational services for all adults with learning disabilities by colleges and universities in the regions in which they reside; for establishing a system for the interinstitutional coordination of services of adults with learning disabilities; for providing specialized assessment, diagnostic, and prescriptive services for learning-disabled adults; and for allocating the necessary funds to ensure the development and delivery of such services. (Appendixes to this report include a list of definitions of disabled and a discussion of learning disabilities among adults.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Coordination, Educational Attitudes, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Responsibility, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Learning Disabilities, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Publicity, School Community Relationship, Services, Staff Development, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: Prepared by the Advisory Committee on Educational Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities.