Further Opportunities: Learning Difficulties and Disabilities in Further Education

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Cassell, 1995 - Education - 200 pages
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The book examines how further education for students with learning difficulties and disabilities has emerged from an essentially elitist education system. It explores some of the issues shaping the entitlement to further education for these students in the 1990s. For many people the change that further education and training has undergone in recent years has been interpreted in terms of developing opportunities for student 'choice' and 'rights and entitlements'. Others, more sceptical, perceive a reduction of educational opportunity in favour of market-led notions of 'efficiency'. The book explores aspects of these concerns, including staff development and teaching and learning in this comparatively new area of work; tensions between further education and employment opportunities for students with learning difficulties and disabilities; and a cross-cultural perspective on attitudes and provisions.

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The background to furthering opportunities in FE
The emerging culture of transition to further education
Disability disadvantage and vocational education

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David Johnstone is Course Leader to the modular degree programme in Disability and Community Studies at Edge Hill University College, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

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