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ERIC Number: ED512296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 122
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Literacy, Employment and Youth with Learning Disabilities: Aligning Workforce Development Policies and Programs
Mooney, Marianne; Silver-Pacuilla, Heidi
National Institute for Literacy
The purpose of this paper is threefold: (1) to provide information to policymakers and government personnel who support and develop workforce development programming, policies and practices for youth, including those with learning disabilities (LD); (2) to provide a national view of the literacy and employment status of youth with LD who have low literacy skills; and (3) to provide information on how workforce development programs can meet their literacy, employment and self-determination needs, providing professional development and leveraging technology to do so more effectively and efficiently. To accomplish this purpose, the paper is organized to address six objectives: (1) Describe the critical need for sophisticated literacy skills in the 21st-century workforce; (2) Define learning disabilities and discuss the implications of the need for higher literacy skills for youth with LD; (3) Discuss the challenges in the current workforce development systems and personnel and professional development needs to address the achievement of youth with LD; (4) Provide information on how these workforce development programs and personnel can meet the literacy, employment and self-determination needs of youth with LD; (5) Offer examples of program models; and (6) Discuss implications for policymakers and government personnel who support and develop workforce development programming, policies and practices for youth.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Literacy
Identifiers - Location: United States