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Simon, Jo Anne – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
For decades, postsecondary institutions have focused more on the line between compliance and noncompliance, balancing the rights and responsibilities of institutions with those of students with disabilities. The danger for postsecondary institutions in focusing on a "line in the sand" approach was to further perceptions that students…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Legal Problems, Colleges, Disabilities
Pace, Darra; Schwartz, Diane – Online Submission, 2008
The inclusion of students with disabilities at the university is a relatively new occurrence in the field of special education. Although legislation in the United States has supported the acceptance of students with disabilities at the post-secondary level, it has only provided minimal support with the emphasis on the learner rather than the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Curriculum, Inclusive Schools, Models
Elam, Carol; Brown, Gilbert – Journal of College Admission, 2005
In the early 1960s, with the exception of students who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities, relatively few students of color pursued a higher education in the United States. Today, however, about one in five U.S. college students is a minority (ACE and AAUP, 2000). Colleges and universities are grappling with issues related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Articulation (Education), Minority Group Students
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Change, 2005
Might it be possible to achieve some or all of the goals of affirmative action through an approach based on an entirely different definition of the problem? This article says "yes." Its logic rests not upon an approach that creates informal quotas for identified groups, but instead on one aimed at discovering merit in people who are…
Descriptors: Merit Rating, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Student Diversity
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Sheehan, James J.; Shiveley, James M. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2004
Over the last 50 years, the United States Supreme Court has made several rulings that have had lasting effects on the American public educational system. But no ruling has been more influential than the "Brown v. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas," decision the Court handed down in 1954. 2004 marked the fiftieth anniversary of this…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Public Education, Minority Groups
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Gartland, Debi; Strosnider, Debi – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2004
The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee representing 11 organizations concerned about individuals with learning disabilities. Approximately 350,000 individuals constitute the membership of the organizations represented by NJCLD. The NJCLD considers and discusses contemporary issues in learning…
Descriptors: Special Education, State Boards of Education, School Districts, Achievement Tests
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Muir, Adrienne; Oppenheim, Charles – Journal of Information Science, 2002
Describes the results of a literature survey on recent developments in national information policies in the area of universal access that tries to ensure equal access to information, and considers the digital divide. Highlights include policies in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, the United States, and Okinawa. (Contains 64…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Policy, Literature Reviews
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Sloan, David; Rowan, Murray; Booth, Paul; Gregor, Peter – Journal of Educational Media, 2000
Discusses issues involved in the provision of accessible digital educational material to people with disabilities. Topics include legislation in the United Kingdom and the United States; assistive technologies to use the Web; inaccessible Web sites; possible solutions; accessibility guidelines; reasons for ensuring accessible content; and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Resources
Kuhlthau, Carol C. – School Library Media Annual (SLMA), 1992
Response to issues discussed in Ann Irving's article in this yearbook focuses on the changing role of school librarians. Highlights include the impact of information technology on library services; the development of school libraries in the United Kingdom versus the United States; instruction in information skills; and equal access to information.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change Agents, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries