ERIC Number: ED341208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Inservice Training for Community College Faculty in Learning Disabilities and Other Students with Severe Academic Deficiencies. Final Report.
Fagin, Judith; Nuzum, Margaret
This final report documents accomplishments of a project which aimed to: (1) provide inservice training to community college faculty in appropriate teaching strategies and accommodations for students with learning disabilities; and (2) disseminate previously developed sets of video vignettes and viewing guides. It includes summaries of presentations given at two conferences for approximately 40 faculty and support staff from State University of New York community colleges. One keynote address (by Stan Shaw) stressed the need for community colleges to collect state-wide data, link with high schools, understand colleges' legal obligations, foster independence, develop students' self advocacy skills, develop clear written policies, and offer faculty usable teaching techniques. The second keynote address (by Loring Brinkerhoff) addressed a variety of accommodations (such as test or program modifications) and service delivery models (such as compensatory or learning strategies). Panel presentations addressed such areas as the following: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, transition, study skills, and development of college-wide policies. Appendices include sample correspondence, agendas, evaluation summaries, sample handouts, and a list of the conference participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Colleges, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Meetings, Policy Formation, Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Postsecondary Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)