ERIC Number: ED178118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Implementing the Learning Process for Changing Student Population.
Reid, Barbara A.
Current attention to the inclusion of handicapped persons, both the physically impaired and the adult learning disabled, into the total college structure provides an overdue focus on the services necessary to allow equal participation in the college experience. Although this participation, mandated by law, is expensive, it is in keeping with the stated mission of the community college and is made less costly by the government monies that enrollment of handicapped students brings. Handicapped students must be able to get to campus, move about on campus, enroll and participate in special and regular classes, and derive career and/or life enrichment advantages from the educational program. To this end, colleges can, among other things, provide transportation; eliminate physical barriers; use work-study funds to hire note-takers, guides for the blind, etc.; remove faculty and student attitudinal barriers; and design special courses that circumvent a person's disabilities. To deal effectively with the issues of disabled students in post-secondary systems, colleges need to have a copy of federal and state regulations concerning the handicapped on hand, and a list of resource people within or outside of their service area. Specific actions of De Anza College are considered in this discussion and suggestions for integrating handicapped students into all college functions are presented. (JP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Architectural Barriers, Community Colleges, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Handicapped Students, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Mainstreaming, Mobility Aids, Physical Disabilities, Special Education, State Legislation, Student Transportation, Two Year Colleges, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the League for Innovation in the Community College Conference, "Focus on Learning" (Newport Beach, CA, March 6-8, 1978)