ERIC Number: ED368881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Project for Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Chester County Intermediate Unit, Coatesville, PA.
The Literacy Project for Adults with Learning Disabilities addressed a perceived and documented need for more effective interventions for use by adult literacy tutors when working with clients with learning disabilities. It provided training and technical assistance for tutors, adult basic education/General Educational Development program teachers, and program supervisors in the teaching of metacognitive strategies to adults with learning disabilities. The program also trained adult literacy tutors in strategic teaching methods and reasonable accommodations. Twelve adult educators participated in the initial training workshop. Topics included barriers for individuals with learning disabilities; metacognitive strategies; and reading strategies. Twelve adult educators, most of whom had attended the first one also participated in the second workshop. Content focused on memory and writing strategies. The final topic was use of reasonable accommodations. Each participant was contacted 1 month after the initial workshop to discuss progress. Two had taught the strategies to the students. (Appendixes include workshop materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Chester County Intermediate Unit, Coatesville, PA.