ERIC Number: EJ1052467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Biographical-Narrative Approach to the Role of Lecturers
Moriña Díez, Anabel; Gavira, Rosario López; Molina, Víctor M.
Higher Education Research and Development, v34 n1 p147-159 2015
This article presents an analysis of how lecturers respond to students with disabilities, the initial question being: do lecturers aid or hinder students? Findings pertain to a broader research project being developed by a multidisciplinary team employing a non-usual research methodology in higher education (HE) research and students with disabilities: biographical-narrative methodology. The general aim is to analyse--by listening to the students themselves--barriers and support identified as affecting access, academic performance and overall perception of the HE experience. The present paper analyses lecturer-centered data to focus specifically on one of the objectives of our research project: the role that lecturers play in the inclusive education of students with disabilities. Unlike other international research, this article explores the barriers and support differentiating between five fields of knowledge: health sciences, experimental sciences, social sciences (law and education), engineering and technology and humanities. Findings are organized in four topic areas: lecturer attitudes, practices in the classroom, curricular adaptations and faculty training. Key findings are discussed in the conclusions section, together with a discussion of contributions made by earlier studies.
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Influence, Personal Narratives, Barriers, Teacher Role, Inclusion, Health Sciences, Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Humanities, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Statistical Analysis, Coding
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain