Uncertainty about the type of training available was reflected in a number of practitioners‘ comments:
If this training was made available, the preference of most practitioners is for flexibility in terms of the location; for the ability to choose whether to have service delivery on or off their program site as indicated by 67% of respondents.
In addition, 22% preferred off-site delivery of workshops exclusively and 11% preferred workshops to be delivered exclusively at their literacy program site.
Practitioners were asked if they would be interested in a service that provides short-term workshops for learners with learning disabilities for assistance in developing specialized learning strategies. Ninety-one percent of practitioners were supportive of students having access to this type of service.
The preference of most practitioners (56%) is for flexibility in terms of the delivery location for this service. Thirty-eight percent preferred workshops to be delivered exclusively at their literacy program sites and 6% preferred off-site delivery of workshops exclusively.
Practitioners show a greater interest for workshop delivery directed to learners at their site than for workshops directed to practitioners and/or tutors. This difference in preference for learner workshops at their site is likely viewed as better suited for accommodating students.