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ERIC Number: ED512532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9218-0918-7
Breaking down the Barriers: Strategies to Assist Apprentices with a Learning Disability. Occasional Paper
Cotton, Sandra
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Apprentices with a learning disability can face significant barriers to completing their training. This paper explores what these apprentices, their lecturers and disability support staff see as the most effective strategies for helping them to overcome these difficulties. Instructional approaches which accommodate students' learning styles, individual tutoring and supportive relationships were endorsed by all groups as effective. This research was undertaken by a novice researcher in the Community of Practice scholarship program, which is funded through NCVER's Building Researcher Capacity initiative. Appended are: (1) Questionnaire; and (2) Focus group questions. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia