ERIC Number: ED337618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Building Effective Program Linkages To Establish a Coordinated System of Lifelong Learning for Adults with Disabilities. Proceedings of a Conference (Washington, D.C., March 11-12, 1991).
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
These proceedings contain presentations and materials from a conference to discuss the need for a system of lifelong learning for youth and adults with disabilities. Section I, "Welcome and Conference Challenge," presents brief opening remarks by Betsy Brand and Robert Davila. Section II contains an executive summary and the keynote speech, "Turning Dreams into Reality," by Richard Chavez. Section III provides summaries of panel presentations on the topic, "Americans with Disabilities Act: Impact on Adult Learners with Disabilities" (Howard Moses, Deborah McFadden) as well as panelists' responses to questions. Summaries of presentations made at the second general session describing successful prototypical programs that are building effective program linkages are given next. The session was called "Building Effective Program Linkages: Model Programs," and the presenters were Barry Tronstad, Brenda Glass, Mary Kay Peterson, and David Vandergoot. Section IV is a summary of workshop recommendations. Specific recommendations made by each work group are categorized by the title of the group, and each group's declared objectives and specific recommendations are given. Groups focused on the following topics: (1) program improvement; (2) government's role in building partnerships; (3) personnel preparation and research needs for youth and adults with disabilities; and (4) "we are the learners: listen to us." Other contents include evaluations from participants, concluding statements, selected participant comments, and lists of attendees and participants. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disabilities, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Information Dissemination, Lifelong Learning, Out of School Youth, Program Improvement, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Special Education, Staff Development, State Government, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990