ERIC Number: ED342422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Matter of Perception: Understanding Learning Differences. [Learning Disabilities Awareness Project. Understanding and Instructing the Learning Disabled College Student with Vocational Goals: A Model for Professional Development.]
Aagaard, David; And Others
Developed by the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) out of its own experiences with special needs students, this training manual provides ideas for organizing and presenting in-service staff development programs to increase awareness of learning disabilities. The first section of the manual discusses the model used at LRCCD to prepare its in-service program. The model includes the following steps: establish a campus task force; survey staff needs; establish a timeline; publicize the in-service; establish topics and presentation modes; select appropriate handouts; determine the in-service audience; create staff attendance incentives; select the in-service site and dates; and evaluate the in-service. The second section focuses on the components of workshop presentations, including guidelines on the selection of topics, adjustment of focus and length of speeches, and selection of speakers. In addition, descriptions of actual LRCCD presentations are included. The third section describes evaluation methods and components. A sample evaluation form and average scores on evaluation sheets are included. Appendixes contain sample forms, additional resources, and a bibliography. A videotape discussing the characteristics of students with specific learning disabilities, academic adjustments, workplace accommodations, and legal issues was developed to accompany the manual. (JMC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Special Needs Students, Teacher Workshops, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Videotape Recordings
Diagnostic Learning Center/Learning Disabilities Program, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822. An accompanying video tape is also available.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.