ERIC Number: ED441172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
FE College Disability Statements: An Evaluation.
Faraday, Sally; Maudslay, Liz
This document, which is intended for individuals involved in writing and reviewing college disability statements, summarizes the results of a Further Education Development Agency evaluation of the disability statements of 432 further education (FE) colleges throughout England. Chapter 1 examines the extent to which the individual FE colleges' disability statements meet the criteria specified in 1996 regulations governing FE colleges' disability statements. Included throughout Chapter 1 are numerous examples of good practice in 423 (98%) of the policy statements that indicate the institutions' commitment to respond flexibly to all students, including those with disabilities. The examples illustrate policy statements by focusing on the following items: overall policy, admissions arrangements, education facilities and support, other support, examination arrangements, physical access, and complaints and appeals procedures. Chapter 2 evaluates the disability statements in terms of their style, format, and accessibility. Special attention is paid to the following aspects of the statements: title; length and size; presentation (word processed versus printed); and availability in alternate forms. Fifty-one examples/figures are included. Appended are the following: text of "The Education (Disability Statements for Further Education Institutions) Regulations 1996: Guidance for Colleges in the FE Sector in England"; framework for evaluation; and interview schedules. (MN)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Admission Criteria, Adult Students, College Programs, Disabilities, Educational Facilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Facility Guidelines, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Policy Analysis, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Special Needs Students, Writing (Composition)
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom (7.50 British pounds). Tel: 020-7840-5302; Fax: 020-7840-5401; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.feda.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).; Skill: National Bureau of Students with Disabilities, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)