ERIC Number: ED368852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Access and the Special Needs Student. Looking at Literacy Provision.
Literacy Workers' Alliance of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
The Ad Hoc Working Group on Special Needs of the Literacy Workers' Alliance of Manitoba met monthly from September 1991 to January 1992 to discuss ways of meeting the special needs of adult literacy program participants who have been identified as having learning difficulties, specific needs due to mental or physical disability, or psychological/emotional conditions. The group formulated 10 recommendations: literacy programs should be encouraged to enroll a select number of special needs students; they should develop their own guidelines for integrating special needs students; they should be discouraged from having a majority of special needs students; they should receive extra support to maintain special needs students in their programs; personnel should be available to provide educational consulting to local agencies; programs should consider how long they will be able to accommodate any special needs student; special needs students should have the opportunity to explore other educational experiences; and programs should work closely with other community providers to provide special needs students with job training experiences that will potentially lead to real jobs. The group further recommended that literacy workers receive extra training opportunities to help them cope with special needs students in their programs and that referral agencies make appropriate referrals to programs. (A list of working group members is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Literacy Workers' Alliance of Manitoba, Winnipeg.