ERIC Number: ED220992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-21
Relationship between Learning Style and Students with Learning Disabilities.
Price, Gary E.
In the first study, 40 males (grades 7 through 8) with learning disabilities (LD) were compared to a random sample of 40 age matched non LD males using 24 learning style variables drawn from the Learning Style Inventory (LSI). Discriminant analysis revealed that non LD Ss were more persistent and adult motivated than were LD Ss, who preferred to learn with adults present. Non LD Ss preferred learning in several ways while LD Ss did not. In study 2, the LSI was administered to 41 LD Ss (grades 4, 5, and 6) and 41 non LD Ss. LD Ss preferred to learn more with peers and preferred a warmer environment. The students without LD preferred to learn more through their kinesthetic preferences, were teacher motivated, responsible and persistent with 78% of the Ss classified correctly. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 21, 1982).