ERIC Number: EJ704949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
Faculty Attitudes and Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Literature Review
College Student Journal, v38 n2 p191 Jun 2004
Attitudes toward disabilities as a topic is widely researched when it comes to published studies concerned with disability issues. 'Attitudinal barriers' is recognized widely as an impediment to success of persons with disabilities. However, this also happens to be the least researched variable in studies done with faculty and students with disabilities in higher education. This article presents review of literature on faculty attitudes towards persons with disabilities in four different parts: attitudes as a construct, views on attitudes towards disabilities, measurement of attitude towards disabilities, and studies done at colleges and universities with faculty. The fourth section discusses various variables that influence attitudes of faculty towards disabilities. Implications for future studies are discussed.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Gender Differences, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Equal Access; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973; Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973