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ERIC Number: EJ888644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Disability Services' Standards and the Worldviews Guiding Their Implementation
Guzman, Alberto; Balcazar, Fabricio E.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v23 n1 p48-62 2010
This paper presents a study that incorporated an Internet survey to analyze disability-related perspectives held by higher education's disability service providers in the implementation of program standards. Incorporating disability studies scholarship, the quantitative study used the constructs of individual, social, and universal approaches to service delivery as a looking glass. The study's investigation involved a sample of disability service providers who held a membership in the Association of Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) during fiscal year 2007. In general, findings indicated participants were more likely to deliver services guided by an individual approach, thereby determining the individual's "deficit" and accommodating the disability. However, findings also indicated that, to some extent, participants had awareness of and sometimes utilized either social or universal approaches in their service delivery. This manuscript concludes with a discussion of implications for disability studies, disability services, AHEAD, and service professionals. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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