SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AT HIGHER EDUCATION OF PAKISTAN

Gulnaz Zahid, Aamna Saleem Khan, Zehra Keshf

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This study is about the support and services provided to the students with disabilities in higher education of Pakistan. One university of Islamabad with a national and international repute was selected as a case study. Twelve focus group discussions were carried out with 100 faculty members. The thematic analysis was done that helped to understand university teachers’ perceptions and experiences relating to facilitating students with disability. Major theme identified include understanding the concept of disability, services available to students, faculty members’ practices and need for a specified disability center. Recommendations are derived for higher education in Pakistan.

 

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disability, policy, employment, higher education

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