Higher education students registered with disability services and practice educators: issues and concerns for professional placements

Nolan, Clodagh and Gleeson, Claire and Treanor, Declan and Madigan, Susan (2014) Higher education students registered with disability services and practice educators: issues and concerns for professional placements. International Journal of Inclusive Education. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1360-3116

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Abstract

Introduction: The number of students with disabilities accessing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), including professional courses, has increased substantially within the Republic of Ireland over the past 10 years [AHEAD (Association of Higher Education, Access, and Disability) 2012. ?Survey on the Participation Rates of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education for the Academic Year 2011/2012.? http://www.ahead.ie/userfiles/file/PR_2012.pdf]. In one HEI in the Republic of Ireland, it was noticed that there was a large increase in students with disabilities, from 67 in 2006 to 259 in 2013 on professional courses. The aim of this study was to identify the issues and concerns of practice educators (PEs) in both supporting students with disabilities and exploring the concerns for students with disabilities on professional courses. Methods: A survey design was employed to meet the aims of this study and ethical permission was granted from the Faculty of Health Science Ethics Committee. Results: Respondents included 68 PEs and 63 students with disabilities. PEs were found to be concerned with students reaching the required standard of proficiency on placement, and how to support students in this. Students on the other hand identified stigma and disclosure of a disability as a concern. Conclusion: This study highlighted a difference in perceptive between PEs and students with disabilities in relation to disclosure and support needs for their disabilities.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2015 14:51
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 08:14
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3303

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