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ERIC Number: EJ906110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Dispelling Stereotypes: Promoting Disability Equality through Film
Schwartz, Diane; Blue, Elfreda; McDonald, Mary; Giuliani, George; Weber, Genevieve; Seirup, Holly; Rose, Sage; Elkis-Albuhoff, Deborah; Rosenfeld, Jeffrey; Perkins, Andrea
Disability & Society, v25 n7 p841-848 Dec 2010
All too often individuals with disabilities in the popular media are portrayed as people to be pitied or super humans to be admired. Film is one important resource that helps form the public's beliefs and dispositions about people with disabilities. With that in mind a film festival was designed to provide authentic representation of people with disabilities living normal lives so as to help viewers see individuals with disabilities as people first. Part of the effort was to develop a more realistic understanding and appreciation for the lives of individuals with disabilities. Various programs were developed across disciplines to present a wide range of perspectives. Following each viewing filmmakers and faculty led in-depth discussions about the films. A participant survey indicated the use of film as an effective pedagogical methodology that provided an entertaining and meaningful way to generate discussion and change attitudes about disabilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York