ERIC Number: ED461227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodating Adults with Disabilities in Adult Education Programs: Project Final Report.
Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for Research on Learning.
This final report and associated materials describe a 3-year research and demonstration project whose purpose was to provide adult educators and adults with disabilities with validated accommodations useful in instruction and assessment. These accommodations were intended to help individuals with disabilities understand their legal rights, meet their educational needs, and better function in employment and community settings. The three phases of the project involved: first, a descriptive phase involving a national survey of adult education programs, a state survey of enrollees, and a case study of one local program; second, the product development phase, which resulted in a procedural guide based on the Ecology of Human Performance model, and adult educator and learner handbooks; and, third, the field testing and dissemination phase, which involved field testing of the materials at 10 sites in 8 states. Appended are project technical reports, analysis of survey and interview results, and field test results. Also included are the materials developed by the project which include an implementation guide, the adult educator handbook of rights and responsibilities, the learner handbook, the procedural guide, a guide to self-advocacy, a compendium of materials, and duplication masters. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Field Tests, Inclusive Schools, Individual Development, Mainstreaming, Material Development, National Surveys, School Community Relationship, Self Advocacy, Student Evaluation, Student Rights, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for Research on Learning.