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Shahid, Mohd; Raza, Md. Shahid; Alam, Md. Aftab – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Reflecting through the Indian experiences, a brief attempt is made to explore how disability as a noun takes shape in popular common sense "call names" (adjectives) and how does the popular common sense legitimise and normalise the oppressive language and the oppressed reality of the persons with disabilities? In the Indian context, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nouns, Form Classes (Languages), Disabilities
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Fitzgerald, Hayley – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article explores non-disabled young people's understandings of Paralympic athletes and the disability sports they play. The article examines how society has come to know disability by discussing medical and social model views of disability. The conceptual tools offered by Pierre Bourdieu are utilised as a means of understanding the nature and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Athletes, Physical Disabilities, Young Adults
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Jenkinson, Josephine C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1998
A study investigated the factors influencing 193 Australian parents in choosing either an integrated setting or a special school for their children with disabilities. Mainstream parents gave high rating to normalization and academic aspects, while special-school parents emphasized special programs, teacher-student ratios, and the child's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Disabilities
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Kisanji, Joseph – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This study of societal attitudes in Tanzania, based on interviews and examination of a collection of proverbs, riddles, and poems, determined that persons with disabilities are not marginalized and that principles of normalization and integration underlie traditional community living. (SW)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Community Attitudes, Cultural Context, Developing Nations
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Rawlings, Meredith; And Others – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
Choice making by people with an intellectual disability was studied through observation in three settings: a private family home, a community group home, and an independent living situation. Factors that affect choice making are identified, including experience at making choices and the role of support people. Suggestions are offered for service…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Decision Making, Family Environment, Group Homes