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Journal article

Opportunity blocks

Author:
BERESFORD Peter
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.1.01, 2001, p.14.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author argues that society's attitude to work and benefits does much to deny disabled people access to quality job opportunities, education and enriching life experiences.

Journal article

Negotiating identities, negotiating environments: an interpretation of the experiences of students with disabilities

Author:
LOW Jacqueline
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(2), 1996, pp.235-248.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper explores the experiences of nine students with disabilities pursuing degrees at a large Canadian university. An ethnographic approach was followed using face-to-face, unstructured interviews and a focus group to generate data. The analysis focuses on how these students negotiate disabled and non-disabled identities while negotiating the physical environment of the university campus. Argues that these negotiatory processes are necessarily interconnected and inherently contradictory.

Journal article

Integration and its future: a case study of primary education and physical disability

Authors:
HADLEY Roger, WILKINSON Heather
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 10(3), September 1995, pp.309-323.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article describes a case study of the integration in mainstream schooling in two LEA's of children of primary school age with physical disabilities. Levels of disability are compared with the location of the children in the school system and any special provision made for them. Quality of provision is also explored. Factors affecting the overall levels of integration in the LEA's and differences between them are examined and the wider implications of recent legislation for the future development of integration are discussed in the light of the findings of the study.

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

'Disability' in a nursing curriculum

Author:
SCULLION Philip A.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 14(4), July 1999, pp.539-559.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Reports on a study into disability within a nursing curriculum. Disability appear as the inequality of inequalities in the planning and delivery of this curriculum. Simulation was employed to teach about disability, yet there was little confidence that students emerged with the necessary skills to deal with a disabled person who happens to be a patient. There was some indication that nurses may be ready to adopt a more socially orientated view of disability.

Journal article

Attitudes to disability

Author:
DICKINS Mary
Journal article citation:
Coordinate, 65, May 1998, pp.11-12.
Publisher:
National Early Years Network

To round off a series of articles about special educational needs in the early years, the author offers a personal view of the past and current attitudes to the learning potential of children with special needs and looks forward to a better future.

Journal article

Statementing for special educational needs and children's rights

Authors:
CHAPMAN Andrea, HITCHMAN Malcolm
Journal article citation:
Applied Community Studies, 3(1), 1996, pp.60-61.
Publisher:
Whiting and Birch

This article discusses how current practice often departs from official policy due to financial constraints. Suggests that a great deal of current educational policy and practice sees little formal representation from the child. The present position of Special Education has been greatly influenced by legislation, namely the Education Act 1991 which emanated from particularly the Warnock Report (1978). This had the effect of putting the child at the forefront of attention, placing the emphasis on the satisfaction of children's individuals needs.

Book

Disability and social change: private lives and public policies

Authors:
SHAH Sonali, PRIESTLY Mark
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
224p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Combining critical policy analysis with biographical accounts, this book provides a socio-historical account of the changing treatment of disabled people in Britain from the 1940s to the present day. It explores how public policies and institutional care have influenced the types of life-choices and the opportunities available to people. It also asks whether life has really changed for disabled people. A key strength of the book is how it uses biographical methods in new and critical ways to examine social and historical change over time. Chapters cover: Policy, history and biography; Telling stories; Keeping it in the family; Living with medicine; Learning about life; and Working for a living. Especially relevant for researchers, students and policy makers.

Book

Learning difficulties and ethnicity

Authors:
MIR Ghazal, NOCON Andrew, AHMAD Waqar
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
76p.,bibiog.
Place of publication:
London

Minority ethnic communities face substantial inequalities and discrimination in employment, education, health and social services. People with learning difficulties from minority ethnic communities experience simultaneous disadvantage in relation to race, impairment and for women, gender. Negative stereotypes and attitudes held by service professionals contribute to the disadvantage they face.

Book

Learning difficulties and ethnicity:summary version

Authors:
MIR Ghazal, NOCON Andrew, AHMAD Waqar
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
9p.
Place of publication:
London

Minority ethnic communities face substantial inequalities and discrimination in employment, education, health and social services. People with learning difficulties from minority ethnic communities experience simultaneous disadvantage in relation to race, impairment and for women, gender. Negative stereotypes and attitudes held by service professionals contribute to the disadvantage they face.

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