Students with Disabilities in the Community College Professional Literature: A Systematic Review

Joseph W. Madaus, Nicholas W. Gelbar, Lyman L. Dukes, Michael N. Faggella-Luby, Eileen Glavey, Annette Romualdo

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Although college students with disabilities (SWD) represent 19% of all college students and most often access postsecondary education most often via community colleges, there is a paucity of information about topics related to SWD in community colleges in professional journals. Moreover, there is even less information in journals specific to community colleges. This study presents the results of a systematic analysis of the published, data-based research on SWD, and community/two-year colleges from 1951 to 2017. In total, 133 articles met the study’s inclusion criteria, with the vast majority of these published in non-community college specific journals, and only 40 that contained information on samples of community college students with disabilities. Research that tested interventions specific to SWD or that examined the roles of faculty/staff in working with SWD was also limited. Suggestions for future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 15 2019
Externally publishedYes

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