ERIC Number: ED335817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Another Chance: The Comprehensive Learning Program for Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Graduate School of Education.
This report provides an account of the Comprehensive Learning Program, an experimental program in literacy provided to adults by Fordham University's School Consultation Center (New York). The program targeted learning-disabled adults whose lack of literacy skills resulted in unemployment or significant underemployment. The program's design incorporated the following elements: (1) comprehensive planning for a broad range of problems; (2) specific delineation of intervention goals and priorities for both clients and staff members; (3) broad-based assessment of clients' strengths and needs; (4) vocational and other adult life-related content; (5) emotional support to sustain clients through program completion; and (6) use of skilled volunteer tutors. The report describes the program's research background, operation, screening, diagnosis, client characteristics, tutor training procedures, educational intervention, vocational counseling, and emotional support. The program was evaluated by analyzing retest results and qualitative findings in three intervention areas: educational achievement, vocational maturity, and emotional adjustment. Appendixes provide materials used in program administration. (Includes 35 references and a list of 11 tests and teaching materials.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Basic Skills, College Programs, Counseling, Demonstration Programs, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Tutorial Programs, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Shoestring Press, School Consultation Center, Fordham University, 113 West 60th St., Room 1004, New York, NY 10023 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Graduate School of Education.