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ERIC Number: EJ1063702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Preparing Students with Intellectual Disabilities to Audit Inclusive University Courses
Wintle, James
British Journal of Special Education, v42 n2 p183-198 Jun 2015
There is a growing trend toward including adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) in further education. However, there is a lack of literature on the preparation of students with ID to attend further education. This article, by James Wintle of Queen's University, Ontario, describes how a non-profit organisation, CALC Prep, prepares adults with ID to audit university courses. Eighty hours of observations were conducted over the course of one term at this organisation. A grounded theory approach was used to identify themes within CALC Prep's curriculum. Themes within the curriculum that were considered most useful for students preparing to audit courses at the university included familiarising the students with the university, enhancing self-awareness, enhancing self-expression and building literacy skills. Additionally, recommendations for improving the transition of students with ID from the preparation programme to auditing university courses are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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