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Disabled Students in Higher Education : Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy - Professor Sheila Riddell

Disabled Students in Higher Education

Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy

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Published: 30th June 2005
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As wider access to higher education becomes a top priority for governments in the UK and around the world, this ground-breaking piece of work raises the challenging questions that policy-makers, vice-chancellors and government officials are reluctant to ask.

A highly qualified team of authors have closely analyzed rates of participation and the experiences of disabled students in higher education over a two year period. They compare the responses of eight different universities to the new anti-discriminatory practice, contrasting their social profiles, academic missions, support systems for disabled students and approaches for the implementation of change. Change comes under particular scrutiny, with a close examination of each university's interpretation of 'reasonable adjustments', and the extent to which they have modified their campuses and teaching accordingly. Student case studies are used throughout to illustrate the real impact of institutional responses to the legislation.

Disabled Students in Higher Education will make fascinating reading for students of education, social policy, politics, and disability studies, and for those working towards accredited university teacher status.

Setting the scene : disabled students and multiple policy innovations in higher educationp. 1
Patterns of participation of disabled students in higher educationp. 21
Policy and provision for disabled students in higher education : the current state of playp. 39
Institutional ethos and support for disabled students in higher educationp. 57
The construction of 'learning difficulties' and 'reasonable adjustments' to teaching, learning and assessmentp. 78
Disabled students' experiences of access and independencep. 97
Support for students with mental health difficulties in higher education : the students' perspectivep. 114
Disabled students in higher education : negotiating identityp. 130
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ISBN: 9780415340793
ISBN-10: 0415340799
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 201
Published: 30th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.75  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1