ERIC Number: EJ1176070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Making a Difference: Dyslexia and Social Identity in Educational Contexts
Caskey, Jacqueline; Innes, Peter; Lovell, Geoff P.
Support for Learning, v33 n1 p73-88 Feb 2018
Dyslexia is known as a Learning Disability (LD), a reading disability and a neurological disability; yet there is confusion about dyslexia and the associated support required in learning. Challenges are experienced by adult students with dyslexia in both social and organisational contexts. This study explored the life experiences of adult students with dyslexia, in Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Colleges in Australia. The shift from a prior negative self-perception to a current positive social identity in adult students with dyslexia can be developed through key supporting relationships and interactions in educational institutions.
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Self Concept, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Adult Education, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Reading Difficulties
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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