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Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities

Authors: Carol Kochhar-Bryant Ph.D,, Diane S. Bassett Ph.D., Kristine W. Webb Ph.D

ISBN: 9781412952798 (paperback) 9781412952781 (hardcover)


This is an academic textbook. Here are a few interesting ideas from Chapter One:

“Who Participates In Postsecondary Options?...
Although young adults with disabilities who complete a college degree are just as likely to become employed as their peers without disabilities, they are much less prepared to enter college, less likely to enroll, and much less likely to complete college….”

“Preparation For Postsecondary Settings
Many youth with disabilities are not adequately prepared to meet the entrance requirements and academic rigor of postsecondary institutions....."

"Increased Number Of Students In College Who Report Disabilities
.....This increase is partly a result of changes in the Higher Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act that require institutions of higher education (two- and four-year colleges and universities, and vocational and technical schools) to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. ...."

"Long-Term Outcomes Of Participation In College
While substantial federal and state investments in creating a ”seamless” transition for students with disabilities have increased enrollment in postsecondary education programs, they have not had a significant impact on the completion of programs by students with disabilities….”

“Nonetheless, the enrollment of people with disabilities in postsecondary institutions is still 50 percent lower than enrollment among the general population. This gap in educational attainment effects long-term employment prospects.”

Taken on 1/5/2010 from www.corwin.com/

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Organization:Corwin Press
Address:2590 Conejo Spectrum Drive
Thousand Oaks,, CA 91320
Phone:800/233-9936; 805/499-9734
Fax:800/417-2466; 805/499-5323
ISBN:9781412952798 (paperback) 9781412952781 (hardcover)
Cost:$36.95 (paperback); $82.95 (hardcover) publisher

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