ERIC Number: EJ796292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 30
Using "Learning Reconsidered" to Reinvent Disability Education
Myers, Karen A.
About Campus, v13 n2 p2-9 May-Jun 2008
"Who is responsible for developing, ensuring, and assessing learning outcomes--student affairs, academic affairs, or both?" This question yielded a spirited debate between faculty members and student affairs professionals in the author's course Disability in Higher Education and Society. The author was prompted to learn more about this issue at the national Learning Reconsidered Institute, which had been convened to facilitate discussion of the principles laid out in two reports sponsored by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA): (1) "Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (LR)"; and (2) "Learning Reconsidered 2: A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (LR2)" (both edited by Richard Keeling). These two reports are helping to reshape the college student experience. In this article, the author applies their principles to the learning of students with disabilities and to students learning about disabilities. The student outcomes outlined in "Learning Reconsidered" are intended for all students, and in the process of reconsidering disability, each outcome can be linked specifically to disability education and identity development pertaining to disability. The author presents some examples of linkages for each LR outcome, including suggested developmental experiences, educational interventions and resources, and learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Experience, Student Personnel Services, Outcomes of Education, Student Personnel Workers, Disabilities, Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Inclusive Schools, Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)