ERIC Number: ED447322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Our Right To Learn: A Pack for People with Learning Difficulties and Staff Who Work with Them, Based on the Charter for Learning.
Jacobsen, Yola, Ed.
This learning pack explains the rights guaranteed to students with learning difficulties in the Charter for Learning, which was written by and for students in the United Kingdom. The learning pack, which is intended for learning-disabled students and the staff who work with them, begins with an overview of the content of the Charter for Learning and its role as a tool for self-advocacy. Chapter 1 discusses the charter's development and shares some learning-disabled adults' comments about their rights. Chapters 2-10 discuss the rights of the learning disabled to take the following actions or to obtain the following things: choose and attend classes and have access to clear, understandable information; be able to complete a course to get a job; the right to have fun learning; have the chance to make friends and learn in a nice place; be treated as adults with respect and not be bullied; have good access, good teaching, and support; and speak up. The following items are also included: a 10-point action plan; 15 questions for managers; a list of 12 useful books and organizations; a word bank defining 43 words related to the charter; and audiotapes of the learning pack's contents. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Continuing Education, Definitions, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Learning Modules, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Special Needs Students, Student Attitudes, Student Empowerment, Student Rights
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (100 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom