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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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Lombardi, Allison; Vukovic, Boris; Sala-Bars, Ingrid – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. Thus, it has become more urgent for college faculty to have a broad awareness of disability and inclusive teaching practices based on the tenets of Universal Design. In this study, we examined faculty attitudes toward disability-related…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Dyslexia, 2012
The impact of employment laws pertaining to individuals with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK were investigated via the extant research literature. Currently, there is very little research in this area despite Canada and the UK having laws in effect for decades. Surprisingly, their laws have been revamped despite an absence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2012
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. The articles explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. This special issue presents a report released by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Joint Task…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Disabilities, Library Development
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Protz, Babette M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2005
Provisions of special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are many and complex. During the 2001-2002 school year over 48 million children in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were enrolled in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Parents are becoming increasingly legally literate; the increased…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Georgiou, Catherine Elizabeth; Espahbodi, Shima; De Souza, Lorraine Hilary – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
For people with disabilities, one of the best ways to achieve independence is through work. Experience gained by undertaking a work placement whilst a student provides valuable knowledge and understanding of the demands of work, and enhances employability on graduation for both students with disabilities and for their non-disabled peers. The aims…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Delphi Technique, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Lin, Steven – Educational Perspectives, 2006
After two years of construction, American Samoa Community College opened its new library on September 2, 2003. The library is located on the east side of campus and is equipped with ten computer workstations, four online public access catalogs, three copying machines, and an elevator that is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Professional Development, Library Role
Vogel, Susan A., Ed.; Reder, Stephen, Ed. – 1998
This book deals with the long-neglected problem of learning disabilities (LDs) and the relationship of LDs to difficulties in the acquisition of literacy. Its 17 chapters are divided into 5 sections that begin with an opener to help the reader identify the main themes and content of each chapter in the section. Four chapters in Section I address…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, At Risk Persons, Career Education