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ERIC Number: EJ829357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
The Workplace Experiences of Educators with Disabilities: Insights for School Leaders
Brock, Barbara L.
Educational Considerations, v34 n2 p9-14 Spr 2007
This study sought to describe the workplace experiences of educators with disabilities in their own words. The participants in the study were educators employed in a wide range of educational institutions, each of whom had one or more disabling illnesses. Various themes emerged from the study: (1) disabilities often were viewed as a source of social discrimination; (2) architectural barriers frequently presented obstacles; (3) accommodations were minimal; (4) invisible disabilities were usually concealed; (5) disabilities prompted overwork; and (6) disabilities limited career mobility in some cases. No differences were noted between responses from educators in elementary and secondary schools and those employed in college settings. Differences in responses were noted between respondents with visible and invisible disabilities. (Contains 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A