ERIC Number: EJ1079687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Faculty Training: An Unavoidable Requirement for Approaching More Inclusive University Classrooms
Moriña, Anabel; Cortés-Vega, M. Dolores; Molina, Víctor M.
Teaching in Higher Education, v20 n8 p795-806 2015
Adequate policies for faculty training in diversity continue to be pending on the agendas of many universities. This paper presents the recommendations of 44 university students with disabilities not only for adequate faculty training, but also on informing them on both matters of the disability itself and how to respond to the needs derived from it. The data analyzed come from research funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness "University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities", which has been underway since 2011. A biographical-narrative methodology was used. The university life histories of the students were compiled by making use of in-depth interviews, lifelines and photographs. The conclusions of the study discuss the main results along with other previous studies, and recommendations are made so universities can provide training plans leading to inclusive education and learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Students, Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Teacher Education, Inclusion, Biographies, Personal Narratives, Research Methodology, Interviews, Photography, Barriers, Technology Uses in Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain