Self-advocacy and supported learning for mothers with learning difficulties

Author: Booth, T.;Booth, W.
Year: 2003
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Journal of Learning Disabilities
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Pages: 165-193
Abstract: This article describes the work of the Supported Learning Project (SLP). The SLP was a DFEE ACLF funded programme designed to provide personal support and development in self-advocacy to mothers with learning difficulties. The authors provide an account of the project, an overview of the learning gains made by the mothers and the obstacles to progress they encountered, and an evaluation of the project's success in achieving its intended aims. The article concludes with a discussion of the transferable lessons that emerged from working with this hard-to-reach group of excluded mothers.

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