ERIC Number: ED413489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Adult Learners with Special Needs. Strategies and Resources for Postsecondary Education and Workplace Training. Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series.
Gadbow, Nancy F.; Du Bois, David A.
Intended for those who work with adult learners in postsecondary institutions, this book discusses special learning needs adults may have and related issues, tools, and strategies. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the demographics and issues that adults with disabilities face as they seek opportunities to learn. Chapter 2 explores the diversity of adult learners and describes disabilities and how they may affect learning. Chapter 3 discusses strategies and accommodations that persons with different disabilities may need. Chapter 4 provides suggestions, strategies, and resources for developing an inclusive learning environment, carrying out organization-wide programs and training initiatives, and examining curricular and academic issues related to disabilities. Chapter 5 focuses on special services and programs to assist the learner with special needs within the institution or organization. Chapter 6 discusses networks and collaboratives as resources for information. Chapter 7 presents the important role of advocacy and self-advocacy. Chapter 8 discusses trends and future directions. Appendixes contain the following: an outline of an academic course in self-advocacy; annotated list of 8 associations and organizations related to education, higher and postsecondary education, or employment; list of 131 associations and organizations related to disabilities and services; annotated list of 17 print, organizational, and electronic communication resources; 33 references; and index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Students, Advocacy, Ancillary School Services, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Cooperation, Futures (of Society), Inclusive Schools, Information Sources, Job Training, Mainstreaming, Nontraditional Students, Normalization (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education, Special Needs Students, Structural Elements (Construction), Vocational Education
Krieger Publishing Co., P.O. Box 9542, Melbourne, FL 32902 ($19.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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