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ERIC Number: EJ1144616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Disability and Career Services Provision for Students with Disabilities at Institutions of Higher Education in Japan: An Overview of Key Legislation, Policies, and Practices
Boeltzig-Brown, Heike
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v30 n1 p61-81 2017
In 2013, the Japanese government passed antidiscrimination legislation that, starting in April 2016, requires all national and public institutions of higher education (IHEs) to accommodate students with disabilities. The legislative mandate to ensure that higher education is accessible to students with disabilities, coupled with growth in the number of students with disabilities attending university or college, increases pressure on Japanese policymakers to build the capacity of their higher education system. The paper provides an overview of key legislation and policies in disability and higher education in Japan, followed by a description of the current state of cross-disability services provision at Japanese IHEs. Included is a focus on career development and employment (career services provision), as these are critical aspects of comprehensive supports for students with disabilities in higher education. The paper is based on a review of current literature and secondary survey data, as well as key informant interviews with Japanese government officials, disability and career services personnel, and faculty directly involved in disability and career services provision at Japanese IHEs. It concludes with potential areas for Japan-United States learning and information sharing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States
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