Participation of Students With Disabilities in Higher Education: Policy and Practices Melissa Ng Lee Yen Abdullah, School of Educational Studies,

Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen and Tan, Clarene (2016) Participation of Students With Disabilities in Higher Education: Policy and Practices Melissa Ng Lee Yen Abdullah, School of Educational Studies,. Bulletin of Higher Education Research. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1675-6428

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    Abstract

    Equity, in general refers to fairness or justice. The promotion of equity through policies and practices requires the individuals’ or groups’ needs and circumstances to be taken into account (Matear, 2006). Access to higher education should not be taken out of the context of equity (Asian Development Bank, 2012). Policy on equitable access, therefore, seeks to provide students with disabilities with greater opportunities to access tertiary education, which is driven by a sense of justice and fairness. Students with disabilities are still underrepresented in higher education at most countries, particularly in developing countries. Based on the policy and practices in developed countries, this paper aims to reflect on the provision of equitable higher education for students with disabilities at a selected developing country.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan Molekul (Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine INFORMM) > Conference or Workshop Item
    Depositing User: Mr Erwan Roslan
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 12:27
    Last Modified: 16 May 2017 12:27
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/34166

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