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ERIC Number: EJ1026721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
The Impact of Media Representation of Disabilities on Teachers' Perceptions
Samsel, Maria; Perepa, Prithvi
Support for Learning, v28 n4 p138-145 Nov 2013
The study investigates a link between media portrayal of disabilities and its influence on teachers' perceptions of their students. By using semi-structured interviews and questionnaires, participants (N?= 8) gave an insight into their perceptions of the impact TV programmes and films have on their understanding of disability and teaching style. The findings reveal that the participants found the majority of media to sensationalise disability, perpetuate stereotypes and lack appropriate representation of people with disabilities in general. The teachers within the sample also acknowledged media as impacting their understanding, awareness and knowledge of disabilities and approaches, but they did not see it as impacting their teaching practices directly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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