Perspectives on readiness and acceptance of lecturers in supporting students with special needs in higher education

A case study

Manisah Mohd. Ali, Zaleha Saadi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This paper aims to examine the views of lecturers in a higher education institution on their readiness to teach and to include students with special needs in their lecture rooms. A survey with mixed methodological research design was used. Data were obtained from 40 randomly selected respondents through a set of questionnaire and was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings show that lecturers are receptive on the diverse nature of their students and are also receptive to include students with special needs. This study has implication on increasing awareness on inclusion and understanding diverse groups of learners in an institution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages661-664
Number of pages4
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/10/1020/10/10

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Research Design
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Surveys and Questionnaires
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Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Higher education
  • Inclusion
  • Lecturers
  • Special needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Perspectives on readiness and acceptance of lecturers in supporting students with special needs in higher education : A case study. / Mohd. Ali, Manisah; Saadi, Zaleha.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. p. 661-664.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd. Ali, M & Saadi, Z 2010, Perspectives on readiness and acceptance of lecturers in supporting students with special needs in higher education: A case study. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 7, pp. 661-664, International Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010, Bangi, Malaysia, 19/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.089
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