ERIC Number: ED391727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Team Teaching a Senior Seminar with a Faculty Member with(out) Disabilities.
Blaser, Arthur W.; Smoller, Fred
This paper describes what occurred during a senior political science seminar when taught by two faculty members, one with and one without disabilities. Such team teaching in political science had not been done before. The study explored the issues raised during the instruction of the course when one instructor was in a wheelchair and had impaired speech and spoke with the aid of a computer. The study contended that the issues raised in the class should be relevant to everyone since many professors are perceived as having some unusual physical characteristic. The theme of the seminar was "Citizenship in the 21st Century." The evaluation of the class focused on the following: (1) in what ways was the class hindered or enhanced by the instructor's disability; (2) how can disability issues be incorporated into a political science senior seminar; and (3) how did instructor A and instructor B adapt to one another? Student interview questions, comments, and an evaluation for the seminar are included in an appendix. Contains 23 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (Chicago, IL, August 31-September 3, 1995). Illegible print in cartoons.