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ERIC Number: EJ917903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Access to Print Literacy for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment: Implications for Policy and Practice
Douglas, Graeme; McLinden, Mike; Farrell, Ann Marie; Ware, Jean; McCall, Steve; Pavey, Sue
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v26 n1 p39-46 Feb 2011
This article considers the concept of access in the education of visually impaired children and young people, with particular reference to print literacy. The article describes implications for teaching and policy at various levels of the educational process: classroom practice; broader teaching and curriculum requirements (including service design); professional training; other system requirements (including inter-agency working, infrastructure and potential role of special schools). The article particularly emphasises the importance of teaching students access skills, which maximises independence. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A