ERIC Number: ED360764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Learning Disabled Students in Education: Managing a Disability.
Barga, Nancy K.
This qualitative study examined factors that have contributed to the educational success of nine college students with learning disabilities and explored how these students manage their disabilities in the educational arena. Data came from student academic records, interviews, and classroom observations over a 6-month period. Factors studied include the impact of labeling, the feeling of stigmatization, denial of access to particular programs of study, positive coping techniques, the role of benefactors, self-improvement techniques, management and study skills, and development of passing techniques to avoid disclosure. The study found that six of the students used passing techniques to avoid disclosure and to make it through school. Implications for administrators are discussed. (Contains approximately 30 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April, 1993). Supported by a grant from the Washington Educational Research Association.