Odeyemi Olajumoke, Janet
Global economy and technology are two of the factors shaping the learning process in the world today, their effects on the nature of adult learning are staggering, adult learners realize that they must continue their learning past formal school system in order to function at work, home and in their communities. There is always a need for new knowledge and updating absolute knowledge. For Adult learners, going back to school is often scary, exciting or a challenge after years of being out of school. Often times without number, adult reading disability comes to light when the time of studying and frequent writing of assignments arises. // Learning disability is an “umbrella” term describing a number of other specific learning disabilities: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and so on. An adult’s disability could be as a result of poor vision, hearing, emotional disturbance, short memory span. There often appears to be a gap between an individual ‘s potential and actual achievement, learning disability is often referred to as ‘hidden disability’ Nevertheless it is a lifelong challenge which cannot be cured but with appropriate support and intervention, people with learning disability can achieve success in school, at work and all other areas. // This study will be limited to reading disabilities in adult learners.
Formal Education, Open and Distance Learning (ODL), Adult Education, Learning Disabilities