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A sense of real achievement? The experience of deaf students in social work and youth and community work training

Author:
TAYLOR George
Journal article citation:
Social Work Education (The International Journal), 15(1), 1996, pp.46-74.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Reports on the findings of a research project that focuses upon the experience of deaf students in higher education, in particular social work and youth community work training. Central to these courses is the notion of anti-discriminatory practice, and the development of skills in working with people. However, it cannot be assumed that such courses offer a positive experience to disadvantaged people, and deaf students participating in the project report a general dissatisfaction with the courses they attended. Respondents identified three major areas of difficulty: poor support services, a lack of deaf awareness amongst students and tutors, and, an absence of deaf issues course curricula. The findings are discussed with a view to future research possibilities and implications for practice.

Journal article

A commentary on the admission and retention of students with disabilities in social work programmes

Author:
PARDECK John T.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 1(3), 2002, pp.3-13.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the federal law upon which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is built. Both laws are designed to prevent discrimination against students with disabilities. This commentary offers a comparison of section 504 with the ADA. An analysis of the case law under Section 504 is also presented; this analysis provides guidelines that universities and colleges will have tofollow under the ADA. The implications of the ADA are offered for social work programmes in the areas of admission and retention of students with disabilities.

Journal article

What's so special? Teachers models and their realisation in practice in segregated schools

Authors:
ADAMS Joan, SWAIN John, CLARK Jim
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 15(2), March 2000, pp.223-245.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

The concept of 'special' has played a crucial role in the development of educational policy and practice, and the meaning of the term has been the subject of far-reaching debates and controversy. This paper is based on research which explored the meaning of 'specialness' in theory and practice from the point of view of practitioners working in segregated schools, providing education for young people designated as having moderate and severe learning difficulties. The research demonstrates the articulation of the individual model of special in teachers' thinking about pupils, themselves and their relationships with pupils, and also in the learning environment provided for different categories of young people. The authors argue that the dominant discursive practices of practitioners construct and maintain 'otherness' in special education, and pre-empt alternative discourses.

Journal article

Anything to declare? the struggle for inclusive education and children's rights

Authors:
KENWORTHY John, WHITTAKER Joe
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 15(2), March 2000, pp.219-231.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper argues for a clear and unequivocal message from those who advocate Inclusive Education. It suggests that the compulsory segregation of children with 'special needs' will continue until the Law underwrites their right to an equal choice of education. The message to advocates is to make the affirmation of children's rights their primary goal, before resorting to detailed educational debates. It also highlights the plight of David McKibben and his family who have taken on the East Belfast Education Board to fight for David's right to attend his local mainstream high school.

Journal article

Time to push disability issues higher up the agenda

Author:
BREWSTER Richard
Journal article citation:
NCVO News, 99, November 1998, p.10.
Publisher:
National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The government claims that addressing the rights of disabled people is high on its agenda. Asks whether it is doing enough to make a difference.

Journal article

Separate but unequal

Author:
POTTS Patricia
Journal article citation:
Local Government Policy Making, 17(3), December 1990, pp.50-55.
Publisher:
University of Birmingham. Institute of Local Government Studies

Argues that children with disabilities should not be excluded from the mainstream of under-fives provision.

Book

The disability rights movement: from charity to confrontation

Authors:
FLEISHER Doris Zames, ZAMES Freida
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
278p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, PA

This book, a history of the American disability movement, documents the evolution of attitudes from isolation and charity to confrontation and rights; from sheltered workshops to independent living; from 'cripples' and 'invalids' to people with disabilities. Contents include: deinstitutionalisation and independent living; disability rights legislation; the struggle for change; access to jobs and health care; physician assisted suicide; disability and technology; disabled veterans; education; identity and culture.

Journal article

Young people with disabilities: preventing discrimination in education

Author:
CHILDREN'S LEGAL CENTRE
Journal article citation:
Childright, 189, September 2002, pp.9-11.
Publisher:
Children's Legal Centre

On 1 September 2002, part IV of the Disability and Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), inserted by the Special Needs and Disability Act 2001, came into force. The new provisions seek to prevent discrimination against disabled people in their access education. They aim to ensure that disabled children are not disadvantaged and to allow for their inclusion as far as possible within mainstream education.

Book

An introduction to disability studies

Author:
JOHNSTONE David
Publisher:
David Fulton
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
186p, bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
2nd

Disability studies is now a legitimate area of academic study. It is multidisciplinary in its critique of oppressions that have historically 'dumped' people on the margins of society. Contents include: critical factors in community care and independent living; legislation in the UK and USA; what is the meaning of quality of life?; euthanasia and the new eugenics; disability research; medical health and disability; the enabling environment.

Book

Education and children with special educational needs: from segregation to inclusion

Editors:
ALUR Mithu, HEGARTY Seamus
Publisher:
Paul Chapman
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
220p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
New Delhi

This book discusses the principles and practice of moving from segregated education to integration and inclusion in the context of educating children with disabilities in India. The actions to be taken are examined in two levels: the level of the system and the level of the school.

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