Supporting dyslexic trainees in classroom and workplace environments

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Author: Farrell, Marianne; Styles, Mike; Petersen, Lesley K.


Dyslexia is a real, but often hidden, issue among the farming community. Some researchers estimate that one in five rural residents in New Zealand may be affected by the condition, which usually manifests itself in reading, spelling and arithmetic problems. The Primary ITO [industry training organisation] has taken steps to support those learners. This project built on that work by investigating: (1) how trainees with dyslexia can be supported in workplaces and classrooms; and (2) how they can be assisted with the transition between these two environments. Trainees, tutors, training...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Students; Workforce development; Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Quality

Keywords: Learning support; Special needs students; Workplace learning; On the job training; Off the job training; Best practice; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), 2016

Physical description: 30 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Marianne Farrell, Mike Styles, Lesley Petersen

Resource type: Report

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Document number: TD/TNC 127.314

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