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ERIC Number: EJ906694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Mentoring Individuals with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Review of the Literature
Brown, Steven E.; Takahashi, Kiriko; Roberts, Kelly D.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v23 n2 p98-111 2010
The purpose of this literature review was to locate, describe, and analyze empirical data on mentoring individuals with disabilities in postsecondary (or higher) education. The fundamental question posed was: Is there evidence to support effective mentoring practices for students with disabilities in postsecondary (or higher) education? This paper begins with a brief description of several types of mentoring models to establish context, followed by a presentation of the parameters of the literature search. Findings demonstrate that evidence-based research about mentorship for students with disabilities in postsecondary education is minimal. Only 10 articles fit the search criteria. These articles are categorized into three areas: a) transition to higher education, b) success in higher education, and c) work and higher education. A discussion of themes in the articles reviewed is followed by suggestions for future research. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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