ERIC Number: EJ847117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Managing Transition and Student Support Services for Ethnically Diverse College Students with Learning Disabilities
Obi, Sunday O.
Educational Considerations, v34 n1 p22-26 Fall 2006
For many ethnically diverse students with learning disabilities, participation in postsecondary education is necessary. However, to achieve this goal, a comprehensive transition planning is essential. As a consequence, postsecondary personnel must collaborate with others to ensure nondiscriminatory but sensible treatment of ethnically diverse students. In this article, the author discusses issues and problems surrounding the delivery of support services, accommodations and modifications, and the role of the administrator in establishing support services for college or university ethnically diverse students with learning disabilities. Clearly, for a program to be successful, it is important that administrators understand their roles in providing opportunities for these students. They must be a part of the mission of the college or university to comply with the civil rights laws and make sure that discrimination of any kind is prevented, reduced, or eliminated on campus.
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Learning Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs, Administrator Role, College Administration, Federal Legislation, Developmental Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)