Life Development Institute (LDI), its staff, and its students hope you have a very happy Labor Day. As you may know, Labor Day occurs on the first Monday in September and was developed to honor the social and economic achievements of workers throughout the United States. [...]
For more than 30 years, our nation has focused on improving education and workplace preparation. Initially, these efforts were to ensure equal learning opportunities for students, professionalize teaching, increase standards, and produce a “world class” educational system. These efforts grew from concerted attention to an overall educational [...]
This post reviews parts of the second World Innovation Summit for Education held in Doha, Qatar on December 7-9, 2010 and implications for learners with disabilities. Nearly 1300 dignitaries, thought leaders, disruptive ICT practitioners, program planners and policy makers were provided with a more focused program with deeper debates, better internet access, WISE web TV and WISE Twitter feeds to push out up live updates. Find out more here!
Within the fields of special education, psychology, and social research, it is widely assumed and documented that people with disabilities take longer to achieve traditional benchmarks associated with becoming an adult than their non-disabled peers. But a recently published study called
Recent articles on the value of a college education and absence of career preparation within the current k-20 education system spiked my interest in tying the themes together as a way of assessing employment outcomes for graduates of postsecondary and higher education programs. On the one hand, there are [...]
There are now many more adults with disabilities under the age of 35 (comprehensive special education was created through P.L. 94-142 in 1975) who are better prepared for inclusion into higher education, postsecondary, and employment settings. They also have higher expectations of themselves and their chances for success as a [...]
A Generation of Education Reform: Where are the improved life outcomes for people with disabilities?
For more than 25 years, national attention has focused on improving the supposed sad state of education and workforce preparation in America. The initial stated intention was to ensure equal learning opportunities for students, professionalize teaching, raise standards, and produce a pre-eminent “world class” educational system. Concerted [...]