ERIC Number: ED351539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Integration for Adults with Learning Difficulties: Contexts and Debates.
This guide for practitioners has the following aims: to outline the debate about integrated learning for adults with learning difficulties in continuing education programs; to provide examples of integration in action drawn from a range of settings in continuing education in England and Wales; and to encourage practitioners to develop similar programs. Chapter 1 outlines the arguments for and against integration. Chapter 2 lists barriers to integration. Chapters 3-9 describe sample programs, including the following: (1) one that links five colleges (Bournville, Gateshead, Langley, Wrexham, and Chippenham Colleges); (2) two that pair adults with learning difficulties with volunteer "regular" adult continuing education students with similar interests; (3) the Studylink Project in Liverpool, which mainstreams adults with profound learning difficulties into "regular" vocational classes, providing one-to-one support where needed; (4) a program in Lowestoft made possible by collaboration between the social services department and a college; (5) the summer school for adult learners at Lancaster University; and (6) a program in Sheffield that provides transportation (or the cost of it) to students with learning difficulties. Chapter 10 recommends action practitioners can take to promote integration and includes a student questionnaire for evaluating an integration program. Chapter 11 consists of a checklist to help practitioners reflect on the quality of integration. available in their areas. The document concludes with a list of nine print references, three journals, and the names and addresses of seven organizations. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Continuing Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Learning Problems, Mainstreaming, Mild Mental Retardation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Community Relationship, Special Needs Students
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 19B De Montfort Street, Leicester EL1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (4.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers: England; Wales