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Equality in Higher Education: Statistical Report 2009 - This report presents an analysis of the gender, ethnicity, disability and age profiles of the HE workforce (Part 1: staff) and full- and part-time students (Part 2: students) during the 2010/11 academic year. Using data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) staff and student records the report also shows the progress of equality in these areas over time. (November 2012)...

Special Education: Federal Actions Can Assist States in Improving Postsecondary Outcomes for Youth - The purpose of this report is to provide information on (1) the proportion of special education students completing high school and their postsecondary status, (2) the transition problems between secondary and postsecondary education, and (3) the types of transition services provided and the factors affecting participation. Recommendations include gathering and providing states with information on strategies to collect and use postsecondary data, and coordinating with other federal agencies to provide students and their families with information on federally funded transition services. (United States General Accounting Office, July 2003)...

Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Enrollment, Services, and Persistence - Using data from several National Center for Education Statistics surveys, this report presents a statistical overview of enrollment and persistence of disabled students in postsecondary education. Students with disabilities are less likely to be enrolled in four-year institutions, but more likely to attend two-year colleges or proprietary institutions. (David Hurst and Becky Smerdon, eds., Education Statistics Quarterly, Volume 2, Issue 3, Fall 2000)...

The Relationship of an Ecological Model of Career Development to Authentic Learning - The Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform (RISER) seeks to identify secondary education reform practices that influence the educational successes of youth with disabilities. This policy brief examines career development constructs and processes, and highlights RISERís model Schools of Authentic Inclusive Learning. The authors explore how features of authentic learning overlap with career development constructs and influence movement through the career development processes. (Lana L. Collet-Klingenberg, Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, and Shannon Stuart, RISER for Youth with Disabilities, No. 2, 2000.)...

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