Barriers to learning: a systematic study of the experience of disabled students in one university

Fuller, Mary, Bradley, Andrew, Hall, Tim R and Healey, Michael J ORCID: 0000-0003-1195-0370 (2004) Barriers to learning: a systematic study of the experience of disabled students in one university. Studies in Higher Education, 29 (3). pp. 303-318. doi:10.1080/03075070410001682592

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This article reports the findings from a survey of all self-reported disabled students in a single UK higher education institution. Undertaken as the initial phase of a project that focuses upon students' experience of learning in higher education, it is one of the first systematic analyses to be undertaken of the experience that disabled students in higher education have of barriers to learning. The article reports both statistical data about the quality and variety of 173 students' experience of learning as well as qualitative comments from the students about learning and assessment. Analysis of the survey points to the need for attention to be paid to issues of parity and flexibility of provision and to staff development in making the 'reasonable adjustments' required by recent disability legislation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:03
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:27

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