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ERIC Number: EJ831049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Enduring Disablism: Students with Dyslexia and Their Pathways into UK Higher Education and beyond
Madriaga, Manuel
Disability & Society, v22 n4 p399-412 Jun 2007
This paper presents some of the findings derived from a UK Aimhigher South Yorkshire research report on disability and higher education. Many of the students who shared their life histories for this project found that there was a lack of information in making choices about their futures, especially information about pursuing higher education. Without information to make informed choices, disabled students not only experience stress and anxiety, but also difficulty in preparing themselves for higher education study. This is, perhaps, reason for the low proportion of disabled learners in further and higher education. There are many reasons to explain this disparity. Many factors are inextricably linked to disablism institutionalized within many sectors of education. The education arena is not being singled out here. However, it does serve as further notice of the pervasiveness of disablism existing in wider society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom