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Grover, Sonja – Education and the Law, 2005
The 2004 Supreme Court of Canada decision in "Auton" concerns the right of autistic children to access services held by their parents to be essential to their children's ability to participate as members of a democratic society. It is argued that the child's right to have his or her basic developmental needs met is a constitutionally…
Descriptors: Autism, Childrens Rights, Court Litigation, Access to Education
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2004
Diversity in BC schools is an overarching concept that reflects a philosophy of equitable participation and an appreciation of the contributions of all people. It is a concept that refers both to our uniqueness as individuals and to our sense of belonging or identification within a group or groups. Diversity refers to the ways in which we differ…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Official Languages, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Pluralism
Wilchesky, Marc – 1986
This paper comments on the increasing numbers of handicapped individuals attending colleges and universities in the United States. The increase is attributed to federal legislation, pressures from self-help and advocacy groups, marketing efforts by universities suffering from declining enrollments, and increased recognition of the institutions'…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, College Attendance, College Programs
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Snell, David – History and Social Science Teacher, 1989
Addresses the problems of teaching the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) in secondary schools. The new statute is difficult to teach because courts have only begun to interpret it and textbooks have yet to include it. Presents a list of resources addressing issues related to the Charter, as well as two ways to teach the Charter. (LS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Course Organization, Discussion (Teaching Technique)