ERIC Number: ED188381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Science for Handicapped Students in Higher Education: Barriers, Solutions and Recommendations.
Redden, Martha Ross; And Others
The monograph summarizes the findings and recommendations of a conference on the involvement of handicapped students in higher education science. Handicapped and nonhandicapped students, faculty, student services personnel, administrators, and scientists participated in the sessions. Six categories of barriers were identified: attitudinal, informational, environmental, communication, academic, and financial. Each category was examined for solutions as well, including seeking mentor support to combat lowered expectations, providing disabled students with access to available information, promoting architectural access, using interpreters and note takers, encouraging flexibility in scheduling to complete science tests and projects by handicapped students, and making the financial aid office at least programmatically accessible to disabled students. A final chapter outlines recommendations regarding information dissemination, use of human resources, development of new resources and training strategies, precollege science education, career education and counseling, and campus strategies and accommodations. (CL)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes, Disabilities, Environmental Influences, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Science Education, Science Interests, Science Programs, Visual Impairments
The Office of Opportunities in Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00 each including postage and handling)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
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