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  • Ensuring Excellence

    Errol Cocks explores theories around the workings of bureaucracy and service provision in the lives of people with disabilities, arguing that services cannot by themselves ensure excellence in the lives of people with disabilities. The general theme running through the five reasons given is that the approach of bureaucracy is...

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  • Does she boil eggs? Towards a feminist model of disability

    "Even if we can't lift an egg (it is assumed that) we can boil an egg". This quote is used to encapsulate the discrimination which women with disabilities experience as both people with physical and intellectual disabilities and as women.

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  • When words get in the way: has terminology gone too far?

    This is an article which discusses the negative effects of politically correct language; that it can end up obscuring a person's condition, that it can conceal the reality of disability, and most importantly it trivialises the argument that appropriate terminology is extremely important in helping to shape attitudes and promote...

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  • Ethical guidelines for professionals in supported employment

    This is an excellent list of guidelines both trainers of staff and staff themselves involved in supported employment need to follow if they are to positively impact on the emergence of inclusive communities. What is central to the guidelines is that the future employee is central to the development of...

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  • What Inclusion Means to Children.....

    A set of 6 overhead type sheets stating clearly the benefits of inclusion for children, what inclusion means to both children and parents and how families and schools can support inclusion. They are useful focus/starting points for parents who are considering approaching the principal of a local school or for...

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  • RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Integration; Towards a National Perspective

    This conference provided the first opportunity for senior policy makers in each of Australia's States and Territories working in the field of school integration to come together to discuss current and future directions of education policy.

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  • Nobody's Perfect: Living and Growing with Children who have Special Needs

    A comprehensive text addressing a wide range of issues facing the family which has a child with a disability. The text came out of the author's professional experience at working with mothers and their children with disabilities - the material is based on these women's experiences.

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  • Achieving the Complete School: Strategies for Effective Mainstreaming

    This book examines principles and strategies for use in achieving the successful mainstreaming (this book published in 1985 and since then the word 'mainstreaming' has been replaced by the phrase 'inclusive education') of students. The authors examine such things as principles for curriculum planning and the basic organisation and change...

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  • Curriculum Considerations in Inclusive Classrooms

    This insightful text focuses on how to promote inclusive education by designing, adapting, and delivering curriculum in general education classrooms. The book draws upon the experiences of innovators in schools in the US and Canada to reveal how every school can become a place where all students are welcomed (no...

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  • Creativity and Collaborative Learning: A Practical Guide to Empowering Students and Teachers

    This book gives a wealth of research-based teaching strategies, sample lesson plans, illustrative case studies and instructional materials are provided to help educators meet their students' varying educational needs. This resource will be ideal for parents who have approached their local school and the principal/teachers are looking for as much...

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