Tutoring students with disabilities at the university (La tutorización de los estudiantes con discapacidad en la universidad)

Josep Maria Sanahuja-Gavaldà, José Luís Muñoz-Moreno, Joaquín Gairín-Sallán

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Abstract

University is a place of knowledge and education that is highly appropriate for easing the transition into society and the labour world in a highly technical, specialized society that needs the full involvement of everyone. Our objective is to explore the role that tutoring students with disabilities at university plays in the process towards an inclusive university. Tutoring during admission and continuation at university can facilitate the transition from the paradigm of integration to the paradigm of inclusion, allowing students their inalienable right to belong to the group and not be excluded because of their disability. It is also essential in achieving the objectives inherent to universities and attaining more normalized societies. The incorporation of students with disabilities at university, even if they account for a small percentage of students, is irreversible, positive and on the upswing thanks to the efforts from institutional, academic and associative spheres. The resistance to inclusive universities may mostly come from erroneous conceptualizations and attitudes more than from objective conditions (norms, structures, economic resources, etc.) and explicit discriminatory processes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)65-77
Number of pages13
JournalCultura y Educacion
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • disability
  • inclusion
  • tutoring
  • university

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