First published in 1998, this volume compares disability services and strategies along with students with disabilities across various countries around the world. Its publication followed a series of conferences held at different international locations. These papers have been brought together with the aim to better inform our understanding of approaches to disabled students and their experiences. Focusing on topics such as the Australian Disability Discrimination Act (1992), disability policy and supporting students with disabilities in higher education, this volume will be of use to students, lecturers, researchers and policymakers, whether able-bodied, neurotypical or disabled.
Table of Contents
1. Disability Services in Australian Universities. Des Power. 2. "A fair go" – the Impact of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) on Tertiary Education in Australia. Jenny Shaw. 3. Supporting Students with Disabilities in Belgium. Myriam Van Acker. 4. Policy and Provision of Support Services in Canadian Universities. Joan Wolforth. 5. Canadian Universities: the Status of Persons with Disabilities. David A. Leitch. 6. Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Finland. Liisa Laitinen. 7. Students with Disabilities in German Higher Education. Renate Langweg-Berhorster. 8. Disabled University Students in Greece. Despina Sidiropoulou-Dimakakou. 9. Disabled Students and Higher Education in Ireland. Carmel O’Sullivan. 10. Including Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Lithuania. Adolfus Juodraitis and Juozas Petrusevicius. 11. Students with Disabilities in the Netherlands. Willem Temmink and Piet Vriens. 12. Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Slovak Republic. Elena Mendelova. 13. Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Spain. Maria Pilar Sarto Martin. 14. Students with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties in Higher Education in Sweden. Majken Wahlstrom. 15. Students with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties in Higher Education in the United Kingdom. Alan Hurst. 16. Disability Awareness-Raising and Disability Awareness-Training in Higher Education in the United Kingdom. Alan Hurst. 17. Higher Education and Disability in the United States of America: the Context, a Comprehensive Model, and Current Issues. Betty Aune. 18. Serving Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in the United States of America. Cheryl T. Saucier and Gayle V. Gagliano. 19. Students with Disabilities and International Exchanges. Alan Hurst.