ERIC Number: ED390200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education: A Review of the Literature.
This literature review examines the American and Canadian educational research and program literature related to the inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities in the postsecondary community college system and adult vocational training systems and has the overall goal of identifying factors that contribute to effective integration. Following an introduction which identifies themes of research in this area, the second chapter looks at current levels of participation across disabilities, by disability category, and specifically for people with an intellectual disability. The next section presents data on the impact of participation in postsecondary education on patterns of employment. The issue of integrated versus segregated education is addressed next, followed by a section on barriers to participation including the legal and policy framework, institutional policies, classroom practices, and personal factors. Specific success factors are identified in the sixth section, including legal/policy factors, institutional factors, and classroom factors. The seventh section describes the Integrated Access Model. The final section describes specific programs in Canada and the United States. A conclusion notes that the small body of existing literature indicates clear benefits to inclusion, provided there is adequate support and sufficient planning. (Contains 74 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Social Integration, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
L'Institut Roeher, Kinsmen Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).