The Resource "It doesn't make any sense" : self and strategies among college students with learning disabilities, by André Duncan Arceneaux, (electronic resource)

"It doesn't make any sense" : self and strategies among college students with learning disabilities, by André Duncan Arceneaux, (electronic resource)

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"It doesn't make any sense" : self and strategies among college students with learning disabilities
Title
"It doesn't make any sense"
Title remainder
self and strategies among college students with learning disabilities
Statement of responsibility
by André Duncan Arceneaux
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Language
eng
Summary
Even though there has been increasing awareness of and accommodations for college students with learning disabilities, many of them still face various forms of stigmatization from instructors and peers. In this research project, I exam the ways in students with learning disabilities are stigmatized in academic and nonacademic settings, how they responded, or accounted, for their disability when questioned by others, and the strategies which they used to cope with problematic situations. This research is based on qualitative interviews of twenty-three college students with learning disabilities. Although the respondents viewed their learning disability as a minor issue, they did report problematic and embarrassing situations during their college career. Individuals with LD were concerned about the negative perceptions that others had of their LD label. To cope with stigmatization, college students with learning disabilities strategically performed tasks in order to minimize the negative reactions from peers and teachers. They also developed a series of accounts to neutralize the questions of their actions or their disability status. For this dissertation, I use Goffman's concept of impression management and information control to examine how college students with learning disabilities strategically use the performance of reading, writing, and other tasks associated with learning to present a positive self-concept. This dissertation looks at college students who are successful in managing the stigma associated with LD. While other learning disability narratives emphasize the all-encompassing, this study focuses on how individuals with learning disabilities attempt to control the effects and the significance of LD in everyday life
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MUU
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1969-
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Arceneaux, André Duncan
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Brekhus, Wayne
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College students with disabilities
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specialized
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"It doesn't make any sense" : self and strategies among college students with learning disabilities, by André Duncan Arceneaux, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 31, 2007)
  • Vita
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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159957461
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unknown
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)159957461
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"It doesn't make any sense" : self and strategies among college students with learning disabilities, by André Duncan Arceneaux, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 31, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
159957461
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)159957461
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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