ERIC Number: ED390196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking of Equality: Making Literacy Programs Accessible to People with an Intellectual Disability. A Guide for Tutors and Educators.
Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).
This guide for literacy tutors and educators provides basic information about people labeled as having an intellectual disability, along with practical teaching strategies and tips on designing inclusive literacy programs. It also raises questions to challenge assumptions and encourage program re-examination. The first four short chapters discuss making the links among literacy, disability, and human rights; the meaning of "people with an intellectual disability"; defining literacy; and what is known about the literacy levels of people with intellectual disabilities. Subsequent chapters focus on: (1) the effects of exclusion from the mainstream, in six personal stories of the lives of people with disabilities; (2) barriers to full participation for these people; (3) specific strategies for tutors and educators; (4) components of successful programs; (5) an outline for using this guide for training; and (6) important themes, relevant readings, discussion guidelines, and print and organizational resources. A list of Canadian provincial and territorial literacy contacts and coalitions is provided. An appendix presents a guide to choosing an inclusive literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities, their families, friends, and support workers. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Community Programs, Foreign Countries, Functional Reading, Learning Problems, Literacy Education, Mental Retardation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
L'Institut Roeher, Kinsmen Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).
Note: For related documents, see EC 304 462-463.