ERIC Number: EJ680990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Disability and the Rhetoric of Inclusive Higher Education
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v28 n4 p353-358 Nov 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 a traditional gold standard university subject, direct reference is made to the study of English, but the conclusion will be pertinent to other disciplines. Similarly, though the paper cites the case of persons with impaired vision, the findings will be relevant to deaf people and to persons who are disabled in general.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Students, Inclusive Schools, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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