Disabilities & Correctional Ed – A Special Discussion, Jan. 12-14
Submitted by LINCS_Communications on December 18, 2014 - 9:37am
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Secure, correctional facilities house and offer educational programming to diverse populations, which may include individuals with assorted learning disabilities from mild to severe. From January 12 – 14, the LINCS Community will host the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Five Keys Charter School, which provides education services to San Francisco and Los Angeles’ County Jail, for a special discussion on Adult Learning Disability Populations within Secure, Correctional Facilities.
With the goal of examining how to best provide adult education services to students with learning disabilities, this conversation will be of particular interest to adult education personnel including those in correctional facilities as well as support personnel, program planners, career and technical educators, curriculum developers, assessment personnel, and professional developers.
The discussion will be co-hosted by the LINCS Correctional Education and Disabilities in Adult Education group. To join in, make sure that you are a member of one of these groups. (If you’re not already a member, please join one today).
To prepare for this discussion, please review these three LINCS Disabilities Collection and Correctional Education resources:
- Understanding the Complexities of Offenders’ Special Learning Needs,
- A Reentry Education Model: Supporting Education and Career Advancement for Low-Skill Individuals in Corrections, and
- Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons.
We hope you can join us for this compelling week of discussion.
The LINCS Community Team