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ERIC Number: EJ876004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Trying to Do the Right Thing: Faculty Attitudes toward Accommodating Students with Learning Disabilities
Jensen, Jane McEldowney; McCrary, Nancye; Krampe, Kristina; Cooper, Justin
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v17 n2 p81-90 Spr 2004
The following study explores faculty attitudes toward students with disabilities at a large research university. In the first phase of a three-year demonstration project, 14 instructional staff, including teaching assistants, faculty, and faculty serving as administrators, were interviewed to determine their informational needs and attitudes toward students with disabilities. Analysis of these narrative interviews reveals that the participants viewed learning disabilities differently from other disabilities and had questions regarding providing classroom accommodations for students with learning disabilities. This uncertainty stems from preexisting attitudes toward students in general, principles of academic freedom, and questions of the legitimacy of learning disability diagnosis. Recommendations for open discussion of faculty and student responsibilities toward teaching and learning on campus are discussed. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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