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Journal of Education and Learning, v2 n1 p147-157 2013

A desire to have every student attending our University be aware of, and reflect on, disability in their studies and future careers, initiated our project to explore how to enhance disability awareness within all our University's papers. In this project we systematically reviewed pertinent literature and ran an action research workshop for staff. Strategies to enhance disability awareness identified in the literature and workshop were presented and verified at an interactive conference presentation. Embedding disability awareness into curricula is challenging; staff considered themselves powerless to bring about change in their departments, but thought that one way to do so would be by modelling inclusive behaviour and by introducing subtle inclusive practices into papers taught. The identified strategies may be of use to others contemplating similar curricular modifications.

Descriptors: Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Action Research, Workshops, College Faculty, Consciousness Raising, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Attitude Change, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Program Effectiveness

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Autor: Hale, Leigh; van der Meer, Jacques; Rutherford, Gill; Clay, Lynne; Janssen, Jessie; Powell, Denise

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4016&id=EJ1079007

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