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Hadley, Wanda M.; Satterfield, James W. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
This study examined how traditional-aged, first-year college students with specific learning disabilities adjusted to academic expectations as they moved from high school to a less monitored collegiate environment. Results of the study indicated that these students had difficulty moving beyond their established high school patterns by…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Disabilities, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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Subramaniam, Mega; Oxley, Rebecca; Kodama, Christie – School Library Research, 2013
Many scholarly studies investigating school library services provided to students with special needs primarily address aspects of collaboration with special education (SPED) teachers in an immersed school environment. Scarcely studied are ways that school library programs (SLPs) empower students in schools serving only students with a specific…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
Cruickshank, Catherine; Statz, Sam – School Business Affairs, 2013
When school populations grow to the point where districts must consider new construction, many district administrators face a fork in the road: renovate or opt for new construction? The importance of this decision should not be taken lightly; it can have serious ramifications for years to come. Each situation is unique. Just as no two students are…
Descriptors: School Construction, Educational Facilities Improvement, Federal Legislation, State Standards
Olson, Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Advances in technology and course delivery methods have enabled persons with disabilities to enroll in higher education at an increasing rate. Federal regulations state persons with disabilities must be granted equal access to the information contained in computer-based instructional materials, but faculty at the six public universities in South…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Computers
Jandura, Collette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Parents of Cherokee children with disabilities encounter educational agencies from their child's birth to adulthood. Living rurally within the Cherokee Nation's jurisdictional boundaries, these indigenous families engage with a myriad of special education agencies and subsequent policies. This qualitative study explores parental involvement with…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Disabilities, Parents, Special Education
Hoffman, Jamie F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite the vast research on students with disabilities, little is known about the perspectives of faculty in higher education. According to the literature reviewed, the overall experience of students with disabilities inside the classroom in higher education is negative due to faculty knowledge, awareness, and perceptions. Institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Needs
Young, Rebekah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, enrollment of students with disabilities in higher education has risen. In 2007-2008, approximately 11% of undergraduate students reported having some type of disability (U.S. NCES, 2012). Since disability disclosure is optional for students in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Needs, Laws, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Johnston, Sara Pfister – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to examine the patterns and themes of litigation in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) disability discrimination cases charged under the theory of disparate impact. Specifically, this study used Computer Assisted Legal Research (CALR) to identify and review all U.S. Appellate Court ADA disparate impact cases as…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disability Discrimination, Content Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
Franey, Tammy Wood – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Growing litigation between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), its member institutions, and student athletes has caused concern for both student athletes and colleges and universities. This qualitative research utilized a legal-historical, document-based method of inquiry. The research analyzed cases between 1953-2012 involving…
Descriptors: College Students, Athletes, National Organizations, College Athletics
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Walter, Gerard G.; Dirmyer, Richard – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
In the last quarter of the 20th century, federal legislation sought to eliminate disability-based discrimination by requiring reasonable accommodations in school and the workplace. One result of this legislation has been increased access to U.S. colleges and universities by deaf and hard of hearing persons. The present article reviews the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Employment Level, Outcomes of Education
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Stewart, James F., II; Mallery, Coretta; Choi, Jaehwa – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
With over 15 million students enrolling in institutes of higher education, it is critical to understand the factors that lead to course completion and graduation. This becomes especially important when considering students with disabilities, as this is historically a vulnerable population. Modern technology and online classes may be one way to…
Descriptors: Graduation, Academic Persistence, Distance Education, Disabilities
Anastasopoulos, Nicholas; Baer, Amanda Marie – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Massive Open Online Courses ("MOOCs") are free online courses offered by institutions of higher education to individuals across the world, without any admissions criteria. Through web-based courses hosted by MOOC platforms, student-participants learn by accessing media, including documents, pictures and uploaded lectures on the course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments
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Kurata, E. T.; Brodwin, Martin G. – Education, 2013
People with disabilities, especially those with severe disabilities, have high rates of unemployment and underemployment. Many of these individuals would like to work but employers remain hesitant to hire them, even when they are capable of and qualified for the job. The purpose of this article is to sensitize society on the importance of not…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Unemployment, Underemployment, Rehabilitation
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Shaw, Stan F.; Dukes, Lyman L., III – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2013
Transition policy and programs have primarily focused on preparing students with disabilities for employment. Public policy over the last three decades has gradually broadened to include increasing emphasis on transition to postsecondary education. To date, the literature has primarily addressed matters related to demographics, legislation and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Academic Aspiration
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McNair, Daniel J.; Curry, Toi L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
This review of current writing assessment practices focuses upon the adult population, an area significantly underrepresented within psychoeducational literature. As compared to other populations, such as K-12 students, there are few options for the practitioner wishing to evaluate adult writers by means of standardized assessment instruments.…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, College Students, Writing Skills, Evaluation Methods
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