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Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2018, Vol. 9(4) 93-110

Administrative and Social Support Services for Students with Disabilities in the Selected Higher Education Institutions of Amhara Regional State-Ethiopia

Getachew Walelign Asres

pp. 93 - 110   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1810-24-0001

Published online: December 29, 2018  |   Number of Views: 24  |  Number of Download: 100


Abstract

This study was conducted in universities found in Amhara regional state. There are 7 public universities in the region. This study focused on all students with sensory (visual & hearing) and physical disability who were attending their education in the selected universities. One university was selected from each generation. Hence, Gondar was selected from 1st generation, Wollo from 2nd generation and Debre Tabor from the third generation universities. Qualitative case study design was used for this study.  The participants of this study were students with disabilities, teacher, students without disabilities, special needs directorates, and library and students service coordinators. Four methods of data collection instruments were used to obtain valid and reliable information from different sources and for the purpose of triangulation. The result showed that most students with disabilities obtained different administrative and social support services from the universities. On the other hand, the findings showed that that the actual support services provided for students with disabilities in the sample universities were not in line with its higher education proclamations. It is recommendation that the university should work more on the social accessibility and administrative support services given for students with disabilities.

Keywords: Support services, Students with disabilities, Higher education institution


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Asres, G.W. (2018). Administrative and Social Support Services for Students with Disabilities in the Selected Higher Education Institutions of Amhara Regional State-Ethiopia . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 9(4), 93-110.

Harvard
Asres, G. (2018). Administrative and Social Support Services for Students with Disabilities in the Selected Higher Education Institutions of Amhara Regional State-Ethiopia . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 9(4), pp. 93-110.

Chicago 16th edition
Asres, Getachew Walelign (2018). "Administrative and Social Support Services for Students with Disabilities in the Selected Higher Education Institutions of Amhara Regional State-Ethiopia ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 9 (4):93-110.

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