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ERIC Number: EJ1249621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Knowledge, Awareness of Problems, and Support: University Instructors' Perspectives on Dyslexia in Higher Education
Schabmann, Alfred; Eichert, Hans-Christoph; Schmidt, Barbara Maria; Hennes, Ann-Kathrin; Ramacher-Faasen, Nicole
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v35 n2 p273-282 2020
The present study examines the perspectives of 234 university instructors (UI) about (1) problems they see for students with dyslexia (StD), (2) the support they would need in order to be able to teach StD, and (3) the help they currently provide StD. In addition, information on instructors' dyslexia-related knowledge was collected. The results showed that while instructors are informed about dyslexia itself to some extent, they lack basic information about certain aspects, particularly diagnostics and dealing with StD in an appropriate way. Legal uncertainty aggravates this problem. A third of the instructors had provided assistance to StD in the past, but support is limited to compensational measures in exams. We argue that UI should receive more practical information concerning the above points and that support for StD should facilitate the learning process rather than (just) take the form of compensatory measures in exams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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