ERIC Number: ED265722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Life Transitions of Learning Disabled Adults: Perspectives from Several Countries. Monograph Number Thirty-Two.
Garnett, Katherine, Ed.; Gerber, Paul, Ed.
The collection presents six articles giving international perspectives on learning disabled (LD) adults. G. Gray begins with an analysis of "Vocational Guidance for Dyslexic School Leavers and Adults in Great Britain," in which he notes coping strategies to be used in the workplace and describes the evolution of societal attitudes to LD persons in the United Kingdom. B. Dyssegaard follows with a look at "The Transition from School to Society in Denmark.""Educational and Vocational Issues: Learning Disabled Adults in the Federal Republic of Germany" is the topic of the paper by U. Bleidick which comments upon that country's organizational flexibility as exemplified in the extension of school attendance to a voluntary 10th year. Among the "Canadian Perspectives on Youth & Adults with Learning Disabilities--1985" considered by C. Smith are views of vocational rehabilitation and barriers to success for LD people. M. Bruck adds a review of data on "The Long-Term Prognosis of Childhood Learning Disabilities: A View from Canada." In the final paper, "Learning Disabled Adults in the Netherlands: A Problem for the Future?" A. Wilmink and R. deGroot examine effects of structural provisions for LD students in that country. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Foreign Countries, International Programs, Learning Disabilities, Success, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
World Rehabilitation Fund, 440 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Denmark; Germany; Netherlands; United Kingdom (Great Britain)