ERIC Number: ED419476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Students First: The Experiences of Disabled Students in Higher Education. SCRE Research Report Series.
Hall, John; Tinklin, Teresa
This study examined the experiences of disabled students at a variety of Scottish universities and colleges. The study was intended to provide insight into what it is like to be a student with additional needs, and to develop a list of key issues for policymakers. In the first phase of the study conducted in the summer of 1996, a preliminary survey of disability coordinators at these institutions sought information on the institutional definition of "disabled students," enrollment numbers of disabled students, provisions for catering to disabled students, and monitoring systems used by the institutions. In the second phase, 12 disabled students were interviewed about their lives, experiences, and aspirations; there was also an observational "shadowing" of the students through a typical week. Following a brief introduction, the report sections describe the students; the students' lives prior to enrollment; their experiences while attending their respective institutions; how students relate to their institution and its policies; obstacles encountered on the campus; the types of support available to students; students' social life and nonacademic accommodation; (8) students' views of their employment futures; the views of institutional staff; and the conclusions reached by researchers. Appendices include the coordinator questionnaire, notes on the "shadowing" method, and a list of participating students. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Case Studies, College Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Questionnaires, School Counselors, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Experience, Student Participation, Student Personnel Services
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8JR Scotland, United Kingdom; http://www.scre.ac.uk (9 British pounds; purchasers outside UK add 2.50 British pounds for packing and postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh.; Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, Edinburgh.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)