ERIC Number: ED452618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Current Status on Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Selected Community and Technical Colleges. The Individual Accommodations Model: Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Settings.
Lancaster, Sean; Mellard, Daryl; Hoffman, Lesa
During the spring of 1999, visits to nine community colleges in three states were conducted to ascertain the status of students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Through a series of interviews, questionnaires, and panel discussions, administrators, faculty members, staff, and students of these colleges provided information on various components of their college environment. These components included recruitment of student with disabilities, the registration process, academic requirements, accommodation procedures, awareness of support services, student life, and attitudes towards students with disabilities. Recruitment of students with disabilities to community colleges was inconsistent across schools, and while many of the colleges had well-developed support services programs, the lack of communication about these programs sometimes hindered their success. Lack of accessible housing and transportation were problems, as well as the lack of training for faculty and staff outside of support services on the detection and assistance of students with disabilities. An intervention is urged to educate faculty, staff, and students about disabilities and remove negative attitudes and behaviors toward students with disabilities. The report includes data charts and evaluation instruments. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Community Colleges, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Faculty, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Student Personnel Services, Student Problems, Student Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Tutors, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for Research on Learning.