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ERIC Number: EJ954476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Promoting Literacy for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in a Community-Based Service Organisation
Moni, Karen B.; Jobling, Anne; Morgan, Michelle; Lloyd, Jan
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v51 n3 p456-478 Nov 2011
Despite the importance of and advocacy for developing literacy skills for successful and rewarding participation in the community, there remains a common perception that becoming literate is not possible for people with intellectual disabilities. Until recently, limited research has been undertaken to investigate the literacy skills of adults with intellectual disabilities. In particular, research related to opportunities for lifelong learning in community-based organisations, and to the kinds of literacy activities that might be both developmentally and socially appropriate to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to remain active as they age, is limited in relation to older adults with intellectual disabilities. This exploratory project used a range of instruments to gather information about the literacy skills of older adults to identify their literacy needs and wants, and to consider opportunities to enhance and maintain literacy skills existing in an ongoing activity program in one community-based service organisation. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia