ERIC Number: EJ937413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Using a Self-Advocacy Intervention on African American College Students' Ability to Request Academic Accommodations
Walker, Allison R.; Test, David W.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v26 n3 p134-144 Aug 2011
Due to an increase in enrollment of African American students with disabilities in postsecondary education, there is a need to identify strategies that may lead to improved transition and self-advocacy skills for these students. These strategies include teaching students to request academic accommodations and to have an understanding of how their disability affects their academic learning. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide an in-depth explanation of a self-advocacy strategy that was used to teach three African American male college students how to request their academic accommodations. Results indicated this strategy may be a promising intervention for African American college students with disabilities.
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Intervention, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Self Advocacy, Higher Education, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Males, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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