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Sakellariou, Dikaios; Pollard, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
As one of the allied health professions, occupational therapy has adopted a primarily clinical focus on human occupation (or the process of daily life) and this is reflected in education, which has until recently tended to overlook contextual social factors such as poverty, marginalisation, exclusion, unemployment, incarceration and immigration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Therapy, Social Responsibility, Political Issues
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Porto, Melina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The aim of this paper is to share my perceptions and reflections on the experience of introducing elements of autonomy in a constrained educational setting in Argentina. I recorded these perceptions in teaching diaries written weekly after each class for the academic year 2005 (over 35 weeks). These teaching diaries are part of a larger,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Reaction
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Brand, Anthony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This article provides a narrative and commentary on the developments, over the last 20 years, of professional standards for lecturers in the lifelong learning and higher education sectors in the UK. The article examines these developments and seeks to demonstrate that a number of tensions and issues arise from the current structures and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Faculty Development, Continuing Education
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Donnelly, Roisin; O'Rourke, K. C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The Internet has made it impossible for higher education institutions to ignore technology in fulfilling their strategic mission and responding to the expectations of a diverse student body. In the Republic of Ireland, as elsewhere, the use of online technologies has become an increasingly important challenge in academic staff development, and on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Distance Education
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Bolt, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The social model of disability states that many persons have many impairments, but that it is only by the ableist society in which they live that they are disabled. In considering just how inclusive Higher Education is for said persons, this short paper proposes a long-overdue modernization of the ableist way in which undergraduates are taught. As…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Students, Inclusive Schools