Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

First Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Second Advisor

Daniel C. Robinson

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11629

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Marguerite J. Hunt

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9003534

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

293 pages

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