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ERIC Number: EJ902284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Big Dreams, Special Needs
Scheib, Michele
Community College Journal, v78 n1 p26-30 Aug-Sep 2007
Research suggests that 40 percent of college-age students with disabilities in the United States are enrolled in community colleges. Two-year colleges for a long time have been billed as ideal places for students with special needs to continue their educations, especially when those needs dictate that they remain closer to home. However, some community colleges, like Golden West College and Orange Coast College--both part of California's Coast Community College District, sponsor study-abroad programs which are required by law to accommodate the needs of all students, regardless of disability. These special programs make it easier for students with disabilities to study abroad. Proponents of education abroad point to the need for Americans to gain international experience, to better understand the world, and to be competitive in an increasingly global job market. This is especially pertinent for people with disabilities, who have a lower employment rate than nondisabled people.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; United States