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Written by authors with extensive experience of working with students with dyslexia, this book provides clear guidance and practical strategies for dyslexia-friendly practice for those working with young people aged 14 to 19 and adults in education or work-based training. Looking at how dyslexia impacts on learning, the authors suggest ways to improve the learning environment and explain how to help students develop the basic skills that will help them to make the transition from study to employment. Building on the latest research and understanding of dyslexia, they also consider overlapping syndromes, emotional and social issues, and funding.
Chapter 1: Dyslexia and the Implications for 14–19 and Adult Learning
Dyslexia and the Implications for 14–19 and Adult Learning
Responsibilities, Duties and Requirements – What are We Expected to Do?
The provision of a state education system is an act of social engineering based on social and political beliefs that the intervention offered therein will improve quality of life, both for individuals and for society as a whole. Underpinning this is a conception of society which may or may not be questioned by educators themselves. Currently, educational function in the UK is focused on the targets of developing expertise in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and on employability [Page 5]and entrepreneurship, supporting a vision of an economy based upon the generation and development of ideas ...