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Matt, Susan B.; Maheady, Donna; Fleming, Susan E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. In the twenty-first century the struggle to include individuals with disabilities into nursing schools and workplaces continues in different parts of the world. Historically, entry criteria in nursing schools have been based on essential…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Disabilities
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Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The literature on twice-exceptionality suggests one of the main problems facing twice-exceptional children is that there is no consensus on the definition of the terms "disability" or "giftedness" and, consequently, the term "twice-exceptional". Endeavoring to define these specific terms loops back on itself to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Children
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Umeasiegbu, Veronica I.; Bishop, Malachy; Mpofu, Elias – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
This article presents an analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in relation to prior United Nations conventions on disability and U.S. disability policy law with a view to identifying the conventional and also the incremental advances of the CRPD. Previous United Nations conventions related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
Baker, Lindsay – National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2012
Public education is one of the central tasks of a democratic society, and the buildings that house this important task not only shape the way one teaches, but provide icons and symbols for the values people hold common as a society. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this context has placed school buildings squarely in a position of debate and innovation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings
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Kelly, Barry – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 1996
To help assess Australian universities' compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act, a study examined implementation in the United States of the Americans with Disabilities Act in five state universities seen as leaders in innovation for students and staff with disabilities. Implications of the American experience for the Australian context…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, College Administration, College Planning, Comparative Analysis