Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Larry H. Ebbers
Daniel C. Robinson
The present study was designed to investigate the progress made by Iowa's community colleges in the education of adults with learning disabilities since the 1970s and 1980s legislative Acts;Special needs coordinators, learning resource center directors, counselors and instructors were surveyed via a mailed questionnaire to examine the perceived educational needs of learning disabled adults, the current educational methods utilized, and possible future educational concerns. Using a univariate analysis, a description of the colleges' progress was calculated through frequencies, means, standard deviations and percentages;The results indicated that while community colleges have sought avenues to meet the educational needs of adults with learning disabilities, a lack of professional expertise in this area has interrupted progress. Recommendations for future strategic planning followed.
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Marguerite J. Hunt
Hunt, Marguerite J., "Educating the learning disabled adult in Iowa's community colleges: a descriptive study " (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9054.
Adult and Continuing Education Administration Commons, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Commons, Community College Education Administration Commons, Higher Education and Teaching Commons, Other Education Commons, Special Education and Teaching Commons