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Disabled Students in Higher Education

Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy

By Sheila Riddell, Teresa Tinklin, Alastair Wilson

Routledge – 2005 – 224 pages

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    June 30th 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.

Name: Disabled Students in Higher Education: Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Sheila Riddell, Teresa Tinklin, Alastair Wilson. 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...
Categories: Education Policy, Higher Education, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs