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Disability as diversity in higher education: Policies and practices to enhance student success
This study draws on the narrative accounts of eight students with disabilities at a small liberal arts college in order to understand the connections between disability and student engagement. We found that disability plays a mediating role in the classroom; there are variations in access to institutional support; supportive peer networks are important’ and disability identity has a variable salience for these students. We also found that engagement for students with disabilities is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted. We include recommendations for supporting engagement for students with disabilities as well as suggestions for future research.
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Kimball, Ezekiel; Friedensen, Rachel; and Silva, Elton, "Engaging Disability: Trajectories of Involvement for College Students with Disabilities" (2017). Disability as diversity in higher education: Policies and practices to enhance student success. 7.
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