ERIC Number: ED390198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking of Equality: A Guide to Choosing an Inclusive Literacy Program for People with an Intellectual Disability, Their Families, Friends and Support Workers.
Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).
This guide is intended to help people with intellectual disabilities, their friends, family members, and support workers evaluate and choose a literacy program that includes people who have differences. A brief introduction points out that, in Canada, all citizens have the right to an education and cites Article 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a declaration from the International Literacy Seminar (1988). The guide is organized around 21 questions to ask in a literacy interview. Each one is discussed in terms of the issues involved and an appropriate response. Questions address knowledge about the specific disability, program philosophy, definition of literacy, the difficult realities in the lives of most people with disabilities, program inclusiveness, program funding, program costs, available supports and services, how the program addresses individual needs, class activities, cooperation with other programs, the family role, evaluation methods, training of tutors, confidentiality, possible incompatibility between learner and tutor, and board membership. Also provided is a list of resources and organizations including handbooks and guides, policy and research guides, and other resource guides, along with a list of Canadian provincial and territorial literacy coalitions and contacts. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Functional Reading, Inclusive Schools, Interviews, Learning Problems, Literacy Education, Mental Retardation, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Selection
L'Institut Roeher, Kinsmen Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).
Note: For related documents, see EC 304 461-462.