ERIC Number: ED214618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Community College Adaptation to Serve the Needs of Mildly Handicapped Teenagers and Young Adults.
A study of community college services for handicapped students compared colleges identified as having model developmental programs with a random sample of community colleges. Comparisons between these groups were made with respect to services to two major categories of students: mildly handicapped students and moderately/severely handicapped students. A broad preliminary survey of 142 colleges obtained information on the proportion of handicapped students in the surveyed colleges, scores on computed measures of service, specific types of services available, demographic information, and opinions as to the kind and importance of improvements needed in educational services to handicapped students. Survey results, based on responses from 13 of 16 colleges with model programs and 78 of 127 randomly selected schools, indicated that: (1) community colleges were serving all types of handicapped students to a greater extent than other postsecondary institutions; (2) colleges with model programs were serving mildly handicapped students more than the randomly selected colleges; (3) colleges serving either category of student could also be expected to serve the other category; and (4) agreement existed between both types of college as to priorities for improving service to handicapped students. The study report includes recommendations and a discussion of study implications for handicapped student services. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).