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What are the barriers for students with disabilities to entering higher education?

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Suki Wong
28 July 2021
What are the barriers for students with disabilities to entering higher education?

What are the barriers for students with disabilities to entering higher education?

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Chan Macy
28 July 2021

Good luck!

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Suki Wong
28 July 2021

It’s really helpful!

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Chan Macy
28 July 2021

For students with disabilities, the first barrier to higher education can be the schooling system they were exposed to and the advice they received regarding future career paths. That is, even if they do complete their schooling they would not have completed the necessary subjects at the appropriate level for entry into a higher education institution. These problems are most often informed by attitudes within schools that reinforce the notion that people with disabilities do not have a future in higher education. Other barriers arise from the way in which universities are structured and function, the role that higher education plays within a specific society as well as the attitudes that inform selection criteria. Furthermore, those responsible for the entry and participation of people with disabilities in higher education frequently lack sufficient knowledge to carry out their responsibilities under disability discrimination legislation.

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