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An exploration of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) programme as a support for dyslexic students transitioning from 2nd to 3rd level

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dc.contributor.advisor Liston, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Condon, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T15:54:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T15:54:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6482
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The overall aim of this research is to explore the perspectives of relevant practitioners in regards to the DARE programme. The DARE programme is the Disability Access Route to Education. It offers reduced points places to students who have been educationally impacted by their disability. An interpretivist methodology was used which looked at the perspectives of five guidance counsellors, two disability office staff members and one career office staff member in relation to their experiences and perceptions of the DARE programme. The data for this research was gathered through the means of a semi-structured interview with each participant. The findings of this research indicate a gap in the inclusivity of the DARE programme, especially in regards to participation of students with disabilities from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who are often excluded due to financial reasons. Furthermore, the practice of students buying psychological assessments and applying for the DARE programme despite not being impacted on educationally by a disability arose as a concern for both guidance counsellors and disability office staff members. The research addresses the deficit in literature surrounding the DARE programme. The research is of value to guidance counsellors who can draw on it to deepen understanding of the programme. Several recommendations from the research are of importance to policy makers, practitioners and support the development of future research in the area. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject DARE programme en_US
dc.subject guidance counsellors en_US
dc.subject dyslexic Students en_US
dc.title An exploration of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) programme as a support for dyslexic students transitioning from 2nd to 3rd level en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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