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ERIC Number: EJ1172796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
"Smiling and Ready to Learn:" A Qualitative Exploration of University Audit Classroom Instructors' Experience with Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Burgin, Emma C.; DeDiego, Amanda C.; Gibbons, Melinda M.; Cihak, David F.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v30 n4 p359-372 2017
Transition postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities create supported environments to help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school to gainful employment and independent living. In effort to be inclusive, transition programs often include an option for students to audit undergraduate courses. In order to explore the experiences of audit classroom instructors hosting an audit student, the current study conducted semi-structured interviews with nine faculty members who hosted an audit student. Thematic analysis yielded themes, which included overall experience, preparedness, suggestions for future, and uncertainty, describing the preparation for and experience of hosting an audit student as well as feedback for the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: P407A100006