Students with disabilities in higher education

Morrison, John ; Brand, Handre ; Cilliers, Charl (2009)

CITATION: Morrison, J., Brand, H. & Cilliers, C. 2009. Students with disabilities in higher education. Acta Academica, 41(3):201-223.

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This study reviews and critically analyses literature from 2000 onwards to obtain a perspective of the latest research trends and interests as well as the theoretical development in the study of students with special education needs in higher education. The diversity of research themes indicates that higher education faces multiple challenges. The research further finds that this field of study is still in an exploratory phase. Qualitative studies in smaller settings are the most popular, and progress towards generalisable theories is still relatively young. It is encouraging to note that research is increasingly addressing the empirical issues experienced in higher education institutions. Suggestions for future research are given.

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