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ERIC Number: ED212211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Social Work Education: Accessible to the Handicapped?
Stilwell, Doris N.; And Others
A survey of professional training programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education was conducted to determine the degree to which the institutions and programs are accessible to students with handicaps. Responses to a 34-item questionnaire were obtained from 21 to 40 graduate programs, 91 of 230 undergraduate programs, and 20 of 46 combined programs. Approximately 93 percent of the schools reported admitting all applicants, regardless of their disability. However, implementation of institutional and program admission policies was less consistent. About half of the schools indicated having a written admission policy, and about 70 percent reported the use of flexible admission policies either written or unwritten. All but 10 of the schools have a program or service especially designed to assist students with visual impairments. A majority of the reporting programs have made an effort to develop social programs and services for social work students with handicaps. Challenges facing students with auditory handicaps include: no telephones with amplifiers at about 42 percent of the schools. Nearly 80 percent indicated that entrance ramps are available for half or more of their buildings. Information is also presented on designated parking, curb cuts, living areas, elevators, libraries, and other architectural features. Recommendations include providing information about accessibility features in catalogs and publications and expanding an active human services program for handicapped students. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A