Inherent requirements in higher education: locating You in Us

Corcoran, Tim, Whitburn, B., and Knight, E. (2022) Inherent requirements in higher education: locating You in Us. Perspectives, 26 (2). pp. 69-75.

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Enrolments of students with disabilities in higher education have increased steadily over recent decades. Yet, conjecture about the application of inherent requirements, which can prevent students in some circumstances from entering professions of their choosing, endure. This paper offers those connected to higher education three points to enhance their thinking about inherent requirements. These involve (i) foregrounding ethics in matters of integrity; (ii) orienting differently to disability, and (iii) questioning qualification to employment guarantees. Recommendations for practice are then made. The paper concludes that inclusive education can no longer be measured on enrolment quantifiers alone – how higher education providers create opportunity for all learners to study and transition to employment must surely follow. Rather than perpetuating homogeneity upon the world of education and work, higher education can utilise inherent requirements to increase social justice and equity.

Item ID: 77299
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1460-7018
Keywords: Inherent requirements; equity; students with disabilities; employment
Copyright Information: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2023 06:13
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education @ 50%
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