ERIC Number: ED187357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment of Sensory Handicapped Students at CEGEPS in Quebec.
Young, Bill; Leslie, Sharon
Findings and recommendations are presented in this report of a research project conducted by Dawson College to assess the educational needs of the sensorially handicapped at the college level, especially as they relate to Quebec's Colleges of General and Professional Education (CEGEP). Chapter I presents the objectives of the study, places the study in the context of the current state of post-secondary education for sensorially handicapped individuals in Quebec, and defines terminology. It goes on to describe the research design, which included a province-wide survey of current and former CEGEP students with sensory handicaps, sensorially handicapped secondary school students, college personnel, and non-CEGEP personnel involved with the sensorially handicapped. Chapter II highlights problem areas confronting handicapped students with respect to their education at the CEGEP which were revealed by the study--for the hearing impaired these problems were primarlly related to verbal communication; for the visually impaired the major obstacles related to accessibility to written materials. Chapter III presents recommendations for the improvement of access and integration of handicapped students in the areas of support services, information, orientation and integration, admission and registration, and community outreach. Chapter IV summarizes findings and presents suggestions for future directions. (JP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ancillary School Services, College Admission, College Libraries, College Students, Deaf Interpreting, Equal Education, Guidelines, Hearing Impairments, Legal Responsibility, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, School Registration, Student Adjustment, Student Personnel Services, Tutorial Programs, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dawson Coll., Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada