ERIC Number: ED289559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Screening, Diagnosing and Developing Instructional Strategies for Learning Disabled Community College Students in Occupational Education and Basic Skills Instruction.
Perin, Dolores; Katz, David
A description is presented of the activities and outcomes of a project designed to provide training that would enhance the efforts of remedial educators to serve learning disabled students on campus. Introductory sections provide background on the increase of learning disabilities at community colleges, review the evidence of the need for the project, outline general and specific objectives, describe how project participants were targeted and selected, and offer an overview of the project's design and its activities. The next sections describe the project's two inservice training conferences, which offered consultation activities and workshops focusing on the following topics: (1) applying learning disabilities research in the community college classroom; (2) identifying learning disabled students in the classroom; (3) distinguishing language problems from learning disabilities in students with limited English proficiency; (4) examining the implications of theories and research findings for instruction and accommodation of learning disabled college students; (5) applying innovative teaching strategies; and (6) understanding a learning disabilities evaluation and its implications. A summary is provided of each workshop and other project activities. Appendixes include the results of participant evaluations of the conferences, conference agendas, an analysis of the on-campus effects of the conferences, and "Guidelines for Instructors Working with Learning Disabled Community College Students." (UCM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.