Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities: A Look at the Issues Facing the Field (2013)

(in) Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada, Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc., 2013.

This document is one chapter in a book entitled “Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada.” Its purpose is to address four commonly held concerns about adult literacy and learning disabilities with a Canadian focus.

In the first section of the document, the authors describe the official definition of learning disabilities, adopted by the Canadian Association for Learning Disabilities in 2002.

The second part of this document traces Canadian adult literacy levels in a historical context, and provides an outline of employment levels and educational achievement of adults with disabilities, while the third part of the chapter focuses on adult education literacy instruction, and the emerging model for disability studies.

The authors conclude with a discussion of the implications for adult educators who work in this field of practice, emphasizing the need for intervention programs aimed specifically at this group.

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Maurice C. Taylor and Meagan Roberts. Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities: A Look at the Issues Facing the Field 2013. Web. 3 Mar. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/thompson_ed_pub/adult_lit/adult_lit.pdf>
Maurice C. Taylor & Meagan Roberts (2013). Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities: A Look at the Issues Facing the Field. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/thompson_ed_pub/adult_lit/adult_lit.pdf
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