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ERIC Number: ED408764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Tracing the Links in the Chain of Accommodation: A Study of University of Massachusetts' Faculty Members' Provision of Accommodations to Students with Learning Disabilities.
Bourke, Andrew; And Others
This study examined facilitating factors and barriers in the process of accommodating college students with learning disabilities in the classroom. Surveys were mailed to 485 faculty members at the University of Massachusetts who had received an accommodation form from the university's Learning Disabilities Support Services Office. The survey focused on faculty members' degree of ease or difficulty in implementing accommodations, the perceived adequacy of support, and their own beliefs and understandings concerning the need for and benefit of providing accommodations. Analysis of the 162 returned surveys suggest that beliefs about the helpfulness and need of accommodations has an effect on provision. In addition, perception of support from elements of the University, especially the Learning Disabilities Support Services Office, influenced the ease of providing accommodations. A significant difference was found between the behavior of professors and instructors/teaching assistants, with the latter reporting it was easier to provide accommodations. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A