ERIC Number: ED383909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy. Roundtable Conducted at the National Colloquium, L'alphabetisation des adultes: questions et options (Adult Literacy: Questions and Options) (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 17-20, 1991).
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This paper provides a transcript of a videotaped roundtable discussion on learning disabilities among people in adult literacy programs in Canada. Panelists discussed several definitions of learning disabilities, such as processing difficulties, physical difficulties, and receptive difficulties. They debated the usefulness of labeling persons with learning disabilities and whether such labels would discourage volunteer tutors and prevent them from working effectively with students. On the other hand, however, panelists pointed out that an interview-type assessment process is particularly helpful in discovering the strengths and weaknesses of adult learners when they enter a program. The information gained in such interviews should be passed along to the tutors so that they can adapt their teaching strategies to individual learning styles and needs. Access for tutors to resource persons who are more experienced and trained in learning disabilities was proposed. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Program Improvement, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Tutors
Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, 625 Church Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 2E8 (transcript and videotape).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada