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ERIC Number: ED517501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Review of the State of Knowledge and a Taxonomy to Guide Future Research. Policy Research Brief. Volume 21, Number 1
McEathron, Mary; Beuhring, Trisha
Institute on Community Integration (NJ1)
This Policy Research Brief proposes an organizational framework for understanding the characteristics of Postsecondary Education (PSE) programs for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and the relationship of those characteristics to outcomes. The adoption of such a taxonomy could increase understanding of the variety of PSE program models for persons with IDD, provide a basis for comparing outcomes across program sites, and provide a framework for future research. Using the taxonomy to cluster programs and identify testable hypotheses will invite researchers to consider new research questions that will lead to improvements in PSE programs, in person-program fit, and in program-institutional fit. As new evidence accumulates, the PSE Taxonomy itself can be modified to reflect the growing state of knowledge about whether and how various PSE programs contribute to improving the lives of persons with IDD. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
Institute on Community Integration. University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-4512; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration