ERIC Number: ED253665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Adults with Hearing Impairments: Present and Future Educational Opportunities in British Columbia. Discussion Paper 02/84.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Because of limited appropriate educational opportunities, most adults in British Columbia with hearing impairments do not continue their education beyond the age of 19. Conservative estimates indicate that hearing-impaired adults participate in colleges and provincial educational institutions at a rate that is 10 to 15 times smaller than that of the general population. Efforts to meet the needs of adult learners with hearing impairments both in British Columbia and elsewhere were reviewed. This review indicated that the following actions are particularly needed to eliminate the major barriers to participation in postsecondary education by adults with hearing impairments: development of clearly articulated policies regarding funding guidelines and the provision of educational opportunities; provision of support services, including trained interpreters, tutors, counselors, and notetakers; development of individualized admission and assessment procedures; and formulation of community-based planning strategies. (This report includes detailed examination of the resources and gaps in the current provisions to meet the needs of hearing-impaired adults.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Glossaries, Hearing Impairments, Individual Needs, Needs Assessment, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Services, Special Needs Students, State of the Art Reviews, Student Needs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia