An Exploratory Study on the Integration of Neurodiverse University Students into Mainstream Learning and Their Performance: Case of JLC (71464)

Session Information: Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
Session Chair: Xiao Lei Wang

Friday, 22 September 2023 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Sant Sebastia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

This study explores the impact of inclusive classroom on neuro-diverse college students at Jones Learning Center (JLC) - University of the Ozarks, and their consequent academic performance having participated in an integrative process designed to support students who are intellectually capable of obtaining a college degree, but who require support for learning challenges owing to specific LDs, AD/HD, or ASD.
The purpose of this study is to explore the overall processes and practices of (JLC) inclusive program, and to identify the effectiveness of this program in supporting the academic performance of enrolled students with learning disabilities following integration into mainstream university learning.
The research process begins with testing the hypothesis (H1) directed toward determining the extent to which the academic performance of JLC students did improve after involvement with the program, then proceeds to the hypothesis (H2) directed toward determining the extent to which collective and applied knowledge at JLC is distinctive from typical practices in the field.
This research uses a mixed methods approach. Data was collected at JLC in the form of 1) secondary data of Grade Point Average, 2) primary data obtained via structured questionnaire administered to students and alumni, and 3) primary data obtained throughout conversational interviews conducted with staff and educators.
The significance of this study is, first, it validates the effectiveness of the special program at JLC for college-level students who learn differently, and second, it identifies the distinctiveness of their mix of techniques, methods, and practices, namely in their comprehensive individualized one-on-one approach.

Authors:
George Kassar, Ascencia Business School, France
Phillip A. Cartwright, Ascencia Business School, France


About the Presenter(s)
Dr. George KASSAR, Faculty member at Collège de Paris Int'l, Research Fellow & Associate Director at Ascencia Center for Applied Business & Management Research (CABMR). Interests in performance management, education, knowledge discovery and sharing.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-kassar
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George-Kassar-3
https://www.cabmr.fr

Dr. Philip CARTWRIGHT, Dean of DBA programs at Collège de Paris Int'l, Director of Ascencia Center for Applied Business & Management Research (CABMR). Interests in quantitative methods, applied microeconomics, musicology and performance science.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pcartwright
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Phillip-Cartwright
https://www.cabmr.fr

Connect on Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-kassar

Connect on ResearchGate
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George-Kassar-3

Additional website of interest
https://www.cabmr.fr

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00