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ERIC Number: ED472463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Faculty Knowledge of Disability Law: Implications for Higher Education Practice.
Villarreal, Pedro, III
The number of students with disabilities entering higher education continues to increase, and there is a concomitant rise in the number of disability accommodation grievances filed in institutions, with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, and through the legal court system. It is important that faculty members know about disability law. Faculty members at a medium-sized comprehensive Hispanic-serving institution were surveyed to determine the level of disability law knowledge. Responses were received from 184 faculty members, 42% of those surveyed. The research found that faculty members had only limited and general knowledge of disability law. This knowledge was interpreted as inadequacy on the part of the university in serving the student disability population. The study also found a relationship, although a small one, between previous training or education in disability law and current knowledge. The paper discusses implications for practice. An appendix contains the survey. (Contains 1 table and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A