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Hidden walls: STEM course barriers identified by students with disabilities
written by Westley James, Kamryn Lamons, Roberto Spilka, Caroline Bustamante, Erin M. Scanlon, and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Historically, non-disabled individuals have viewed disability as a personal deficit requiring change to the "disabled" individual. However, models have emerged from disability activists and disabled intellectuals that emphasize the role of disabling social structures in preventing or hindering equal access across the ability continuum. We used the social relational proposition, which situates disability within the interaction of impairments and particular social structures, to identify disabling structures in introductory STEM courses. We conducted interviews with nine students who identified with a range of impairments about their experiences in introductory STEM courses. We assembled a diverse research team and analyzed the interviews through phenomenological analysis. Participants reported course barriers that prevented effective engagement with course content. These barriers resulted in challenges with time management as well as feelings of stress and anxiety. We discuss recommendations for supporting students to more effectively engage with introductory STEM courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Special Need
- Societal Issues
- Student Characteristics
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- Lower Undergraduate
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W. James, K. Lamons, R. Spilka, C. Bustamante, E. Scanlon, and J. Chini, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15285&DocID=5197).
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W. James, K. Lamons, R. Spilka, C. Bustamante, E. Scanlon, and J. Chini, Hidden walls: STEM course barriers identified by students with disabilities, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15285&DocID=5197>.
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James, W., Lamons, K., Spilka, R., Bustamante, C., Scanlon, E., & Chini, J. (2019, July 24-25). Hidden walls: STEM course barriers identified by students with disabilities. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved February 16, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15285&DocID=5197
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James, W, K. Lamons, R. Spilka, C. Bustamante, E. Scanlon, and J. Chini. "Hidden walls: STEM course barriers identified by students with disabilities." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15285&DocID=5197 (accessed 16 February 2020).
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James, Westley, Kamryn Lamons, Roberto Spilka, Caroline Bustamante, Erin Scanlon, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Hidden walls: STEM course barriers identified by students with disabilities." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. of PER Conference. 16 Feb. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15285&DocID=5197>.
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