ERIC Number: EJ1060451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
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Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with an Intellectual Disability: Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation
Plotner, Anthony J.; Marshall, Kathleen J.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v53 n1 p58-69 Feb 2015
Financial, legislative, and philosophical support for postsecondary education (PSE) programs for individuals with intellectual disability has resulted in great increases in the number of such programs across the country. Directors of new PSE programs have few research-based guidelines to provide direction for integrating programs within colleges or universities. In this study, we survey administrators of PSE programs for individuals with intellectual disability across the United States in order to identify perceptions of supports and barriers encountered during program development. We also investigated if these supports or barriers changed over time or varied according to type of program. Results suggest that most perceived barriers and supports, with the exception of funding issues, improved over time. Further, there was a significant difference in perceived support from six of the nine identified institutions of higher education IHE collaborative partners from the inception of the program to the present time.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Mental Retardation, Barriers, Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Student Needs, Financial Support
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaidd.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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