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ERIC Number: EJ1115263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Developing Inclusive Educators: Enhancing the Accessibility of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Marquis, Elizabeth; Jung, Bonny; Fudge Schormans, Ann; Lukmanji, Sara; Wilton, Robert; Baptiste, Susan
International Journal for Academic Development, v21 n4 p337-349 2016
In light of the growing population of students with disabilities at colleges and universities worldwide, faculty development connected to accessible teaching is of paramount importance. Drawing from the existing literature and from the results of a qualitative study of educational accessibility at one Canadian university, this article offers a series of recommendations for academic developers hoping to establish effective development initiatives focused on accessible teaching and learning. Key issues considered include the need to support instructors in translating principles of inclusive teaching into practice, the value of discussion-based approaches that take up difficult questions about minimum standards, and the question of whether development initiatives should be discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, mandatory or optional. Recommendations for further research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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