ERIC Number: EJ857324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Promoting Disability Equality and Inclusive Learning in Planning Education
Peel, Deborah; Posas, Paula J.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v46 n2 p227-235 May 2009
In the UK, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 created a positive duty on the public sector to promote disability equality. This duty extends to higher education and local planning authorities. Based on Zuber-Skerrit's CRASP model for professional development, this paper examines an initiative to enact the duty. It details a completed action research project with undergraduate students and an adult learning project, that works with adults labeled as "learning disabled". The paper considers how this co-educational learning experience enabled the undergraduate students to engage with the principles of inclusive design in the built environment and offers a model for how inclusive policy and practice may be implemented at the university level, and particularly in built environment courses.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Action Research, Disability Discrimination, Adult Learning, Equal Education, Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Mental Retardation, Educational Policy, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Advocacy, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom