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.

The Post-14 Context

The post-14 context

Chapter Overview

The Development of 14+ Provision in FE

There has been a growing partnership with schools, colleges and training providers for a number of years, which has seen Year 10 and Year 11 learners spend part of their education time in other education facilities. In recent years FE provision has been offered as an alternative to schooling for some pupils.

Dearing's Review of Qualifications for 16–19 Year Olds (1996) suggested that the FE curriculum being offered was too narrow. It needed to be broader to allow the country to develop the skills base of its young people and prepare for being able to compete in the modern global market. At the same time there was an awareness of disengagement from education ...

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