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Book

Career success of disabled high-flyers

Author:
SHAH Sonali
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
208p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This book challenges the assumption that disabled employees are a homogenous group and discusses important questions such as: What is disability? How do people with physical impairments define success? Does gender impact in the same way on disabled and non-disabled people's careers? Drawing on in-depth case studies of thirty-one disabled adults who have been successful in their careers, this book suggests that individual traits and patterns of behaviour are key factors in career success, and shows that it is often society rather than impairment that hinders professional progression. Providing role models and valuable insights for young career-minded disabled people, it will also help inform policy and practice in education and training about disability and equality in schools, employment, and society in general.

Journal article

Social support and barriers to post-secondary education: experiences of students with physical disabilities in Canada

Authors:
ANDERSON Martin P., et al
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59(12), December 1996, pp.575-580.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Individuals with disabilities are less likely to receive post-secondary education than their non-disabled peers. This may be related to the barriers faced by students with disabilities or a lack of appropriate support in addressing them. A group of post secondary students with disabilities and a group of non disabled post-secondary students completed the Perceived Support Network Inventory (PSNI) and a semi-structured interview which included social network mapping. Using a case-control, cross-sectional research design, the results showed that social network composition did differ between the groups and gender was significantly correlated with overall social support. The clinical implications of these findings for occupational therapy practice are discussed along with suggestions for future research.

Journal article

The paradox of discriminatory practices as a means of emancipatory strategies

Author:
HELMIUS Gisela
Journal article citation:
Community Work and Family, 4(3), December 2001, pp.273-284.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Draws on a qualitative study in Sweden in which women from three generations were interviewed about their daily lives. The women studied were all born with a mobility impairment. Inspired by feminist-sociological thought, the article highlights the situation of these women with particular regard to work, education and family. The focus is on potentials for individual empowerment and emancipatory strategies. Argues that the impairment might be identified as a driving force that allows the transcending of constraints of traditional work and family gender roles.

Book

Inclusive education: learners and learning contexts

Editor:
NIND Melanie
Publisher:
David Fulton
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
287p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Engages with a diversity of learners and learning contexts within the sphere of inclusive education. Aiming to explore questions such as, how to respond to children at risk of exclusion, and what we can learn from each other in enhancing inclusion, this book includes: an examination of issues of gender, ethnicity, class, culture, sexuality and disability; and an examination of inclusive practice in different schools, different classrooms and beyond.

Journal article

Self-determination, knowledge, instruction and incarcerated students

Author:
HOUCHINS David E.
Journal article citation:
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 7(3), August 2002, pp.132-151.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

The purpose of this article is to examine the self-determination knowledge of incarcerated students with and without disabilities using a pretest/posttest experimental control group design. In contrast to previous studies conducted in the public school setting, a significant relationship between self-determination knowledge and self-determination instruction was not found. Possible reasons for the lack of significance include the restrictive nature of the juvenile justice setting and the need for positive self-determined role models within the juvenile justice setting. Students' self-determination knowledge was also examined in relationship to self-determination knowledge instruction and to students' gender, reading level, math level and disability. A significant relationship was found between self-determination knowledge and gender, reading level, mathematics level and disability status (i.e. being identified as having any disability).

Book

The voice of the child: a handbook for professionals

Editors:
DAVIE Ronald, UPTON Graham, VARMA Ved
Publisher:
Falmer
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
184p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Handbook aimed at all professionals working with children. Includes papers on: the law in relation to the wishes and feelings of the child; listening to children in educational contexts; a social work perspective; eliciting children's views - the contribution of psychologists; the voice of the child in mental health practice; learning to listen to children; listening to children with disabilities and special educational needs; listening to and communicating with young children; gender issues; and race and the child's perspective.

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