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Pages: 2184-2193
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AT SPANISH UNIVERSITIES: DATA AND ANALYSIS OF THE ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

E. Solera, S. Gutiérrez, J.M. García

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (SPAIN)
Introduction:
Spanish laws determine Public Administration must guarantee the access to higher education to students with disabilities by providing equal opportunities and support (Ley 1/2013). Nevertheless, in 2007 only 4% of people with disabilities started to study at university (Libro Blanco sobre Universidad y Discapacidad, 2007), and, in 2012, only 14.7% of people with disabilities had got a degree (31.7% among people without disabilities) (Spanish National Statistics Institute, Instituto Nacional de Estadística, INE, 2012).

Objectives:
This work outlines two goals. First, to analyze data of access to higher education by type of disability. Second, to find out the causes that create inequality in the access to higher education. This paper mainly focuses on differences in inclusive education between virtual universities and on-site education.

Methodology and data:
We analyze the "Social Integration and Health 2012 Survey" (INE, 2012) and the reports "University and Disability" (Universidad y Discapacidad, 2014) from "Fundación Universidad" (University Foundation) and the "Comité Español de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad" (Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities). We use a mixed design methodological approach: documentary research, focus groups and interviews, and binary logistic regressions.

Preliminary conclusions:
People with disabilities have greater chances to get a more inclusive education at virtual universities than at on-site universities. However, students with disabilities consider that some variables, such as exogenous motivation or sociability, have higher importance at on-site universities.
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E. Solera, S. Gutiérrez, J.M. García (2015) STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AT SPANISH UNIVERSITIES: DATA AND ANALYSIS OF THE ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 2184-2193.
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