ERIC Number: ED336879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Issues in Educational Service Delivery to Adults with Learning Disabilities.
This paper describes the inadequate leadership in service and educational delivery systems that affects adults with learning disabilities. The lack of leadership creates a situation in which there is no linkage among the professional communities dealing with learning disabilities, and no communication network to transmit knowledge. The problem is attributed to the little professional training devoted to learning disabilities in teacher training institutions and to the failure of learning-disabled adults to advocate on their own behalf. Several issues in educational service delivery to adults with learning disabilities are discussed: (1) identification of adult students with learning disabilities; (2) instructional sites where adult students with learning disabilities appear; (3) diagnostic test interpretation; (4) professional training of educators; (5) continuing education for professionals in adult education; (6) attitudes of service providers toward adults with learning disabilities; (7) instructional materials and delivery techniques; (8) types of instructional assistance; (9) interpretation of public policy; and (10) interfacing research and practice. Includes a list of 10 resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Handicap Identification, Information Networks, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Test Interpretation, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Adults with Special Learning Needs (Washington, DC, August, 1988).