ERIC Number: EJ1146835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
What if We Could Imagine an Ideal University? Narratives by Students with Disabilities
Moriña, Anabel; López-Gavira, Rosario; Molina, Victor M.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v64 n4 p353-367 2017
This article presents the results of a project entitled, "Analysis of University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities," carried out in a Spanish University. The study used the biographical-narrative methodology, which emphasises the importance of people talking about themselves without silencing their subjectivity. Different types of data collection instruments, such as biographic interview, timelines and photography, were employed to acquire this information. The Results section presents proposals made by students with disabilities which could contribute to developing a more inclusive university. Some of their suggestions were that students with disabilities should be better informed and oriented, academic staff should be better trained to favour their educational inclusion, the settings and infrastructures should be accessible, and universities should be prepared to deal with people with disabilities. The conclusions discuss the main findings of the analysis, comparing them with other previous studies, and making some proposals that help universities progress towards inclusive education.
Descriptors: Barriers, Disabilities, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, College Students, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Biographies, Photography, Access to Information, Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Role, Empowerment, Focus Groups, Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain