ERIC Number: EJ719923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
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Academic Performance of College Students with and without Disabilities: An Archival Study
Jorgensen, Shirley; Fichten, Catherine S.; Havel, Alice; Lamb, Daniel; James, Crystal; Barile, Maria
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v39 n2 p101-117 Apr 2005
The academic outcomes of students with (n = 653) and without disabilities (n = 41,357) were compared over a 12-year period at a large Quebec College. Results showed that students with and without disabilities, including learning disabilities, had virtually identical grades and graduation outcomes. However, students with disabilities undertook lighter course loads and took approximately one semester longer to graduate. The findings suggest that counsellors need to urge students with disabilities to consider higher education when developing their career plans. In planning the transition, students need to be made aware of disability-related services at post-secondary institutions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada