From 'Learning Disabled' to Academic Success A Small Two-Year College in Vermont Helps Students Labeled as Unteachable to Move on to Full College Study
Keith Henderson, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
BY the time students arrive at Landmark College, they've often flunked out of other colleges or universities. Many remember years of being labeled slow or unteachable.
But at this small school, terraced into a hillside above this southern Vermont town, such "learning-disabled" students get another try at academic success.
The academic rehabilitation that goes on here reflects a larger phenomenon in American higher education: the effort to open college doors to students with learning disabilities, such as problems with reading and focusing attention on academic tasks.
Prompted by federal legislation and the threat of losing federal funding, many colleges in …
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Publication information: Article title: From 'Learning Disabled' to Academic Success A Small Two-Year College in Vermont Helps Students Labeled as Unteachable to Move on to Full College Study. Contributors: Keith Henderson, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 2, 1996. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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