ERIC Number: ED367858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Project Upgrade. Working with Adults Who Have Learning Disabilities.
Manhattan Adult Learning and Resource Center, KS.
This document is designed to help adult educators understand and meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities (ALDs). A research-substantiated rationale for remedial instruction for ALDs is presented in the introduction. Selected terms are defined, and common characteristics of ALDs are examined. Basic assumptions regarding adult learning and intervention and psychosocial adjustment problems encountered by many ALDs are discussed. Presented next are a five-step procedure for diagnosing learning disabilities in adults and a 20-item annotated bibliography of diagnostic tests. Learning styles, teaching methods, and remediation techniques are explained, and 64 recommended classroom techniques are listed. Outlined next are guidelines for educational program management, strategies for teaching ALDs in community college settings, and employment and vocational rehabilitation services for ALDs. Educational implications of research on ALDs and recommendations for the future are set forth. A list of 16 publishers and their adult education-related products, the questionnaire and results of a 1987 survey to determine the educational/training level of Kansas ABE instructors in the area of adult learning disabilities, a student interview form, a diagnostic tutoring summary, and student record/language experience forms are included. (Contains 77 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Change, Educational Diagnosis, Employment Services, Guidelines, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Learning Theories, Program Administration, Psychological Characteristics, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Remedial Instruction, Social Adjustment, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Adult Learning and Resource Center, KS.