Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring

Chasing the Rabbit: Metaphors Used by Adult Learners to Describe Their Learning Disabilities
Among the adults returning to school is a group of students who bring unique challenges-both for themselves and for the institutions of higher education that serve them. These adults with learning disabilities often come back to school with memories...
Helping Adult Educators Understand Disability Disclosure
Legislation passed over the last 30 years has increased access of children and adults with disabilities to education. In addition. constantly improving medical advances enable newly disabled adults to enjoy an increasingly better quality of life including...
My Child Has a Learning Disability. Now What? (Personal Reflections)
I remember receiving my son's diagnosis with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a time of dismay and crisis. It was a crisis because my son had been expelled from day care twice. I hadn't even realized this could be a possibility. It was also...
Progress and Prospects: Kansas Reflections
The research study described in Polson and White's article suggests that the challenging task of serving adults with disabilities is better met when adult educators have expanded knowledge, improved skills, and/or different attitudes. In Kansas, one...
Providing Accommodations on the GED Test
Documented disabilities entitle an individual to appropriate accommodations on standardized tests. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (and previously under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), testing accommodations...
Recognizing LD, ADHD and TBI in Adults
Many adults have learning problems that interfere with success in educational or vocational endeavors. Learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) share features and may occur together...
Serving Adult Learners with Disabilities
The Challenge Many adult basic education centers have and continue to face significant challenges in meeting the mandates established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the not too recent past, staff may not have been even aware of the mandates...
Teaching Strategies That Help Learners with Different Needs
Adult learners with many different special needs are part of all areas of adult education, including GED/ABE programs, higher education, workplace training, ESL programs, and community education programs. Adult education has a long tradition of respect...
Understanding and Planning for Adult Learners with Disabilities
Adult education as a field has long espoused ideals of equity in educational opportunity. In recent years, there has been considerable debate regarding the degree to which our practice lives up to these espoused ideals. This debate has been reflected...
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