Non-disclosing students with disabilities or learning challenges: characteristics and size of a hidden population

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Internationally, university students with disabilities (SWD) are recognised as being under-represented in higher education. They face significant problems accessing appropriate accommodations for their disability. Academic outcomes for this group are lower in terms of achievement and graduation rates. The true size of the SWD group at university is suggested to be different to that reported due to students not disclosing their disability for a variety of reasons including stigma, fear of discrimination, past negative experiences, and gaps in knowledge about available institutional...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Disability

Keywords: University; Learning support; Disabled; Special needs students

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands, 2017

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Journal volume: 44

Journal number: 4-5

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 425-441

ISSN: 0311-6999 (print), 2210-5328 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 131.677

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