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ERIC Number: EJ1074661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Faculty and Student Attitudes toward Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Gibbons, Melinda M.; Cihak, David F.; Mynatt, Blair; Wilhoit, Brian E.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v28 n2 p149-162 2015
Postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities and autism is a new frontier in higher education. As more programs are developed, information is needed regarding the attitudes of college faculty and students about having these students on campus. This study surveyed university faculty (n = 152) and students (n = 499) about their beliefs related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities and autism. Results highlight a willingness to embrace these programs but concerns about the effects in the classroom. Faculty participants indicated more uncertainty about inclusion of these students than did students. Implications for practice, education, and future research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: P407A100006