Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility

Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility Author Alphin, Jr., Henry C.
ISBN-10 9781522526667
Release 2017-03-24
Pages 349
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Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives. It is vital that learning opportunities are available on a global scale, regardless of individual disabilities or differences, and to create more inclusive educational practices. Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in higher education, despite traditional hindrances. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics such as higher education policies, electronic resources, and inclusion barriers, this publication is ideally designed for educators, academics, students, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of disability-inclusive global education.



Allies for Inclusion Disability and Equity in Higher Education

Allies for Inclusion  Disability and Equity in Higher Education Author Karen A. Myers
ISBN-10 9781118846032
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 152
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Here is an overview of students with disabilities in postsecondary institutions and the importance of allies in their lives. It is a call to action for faculty, staff, and administrators in all facets of higher education, and emphasizes the shared responsibility toward students with disabilities and toward creating meaningful change. This monograph begins with a look into the future of disability education. How will students create their own identities? Will there be a need for disability accommodations or will a universally designed world eliminate that current necessity? It also looks at the past, with discussions of disability legislation such as the ADA of 1990, the impact of Supreme Court decisions, descriptions of college students with disabilities, and the paradigm shift from the medical “deficit” model of disability to one that focuses on the individual’s lived experience as a social construct. Drawing on theoretical frameworks in multiple disciplines, disability identity development is explained, ally development is defined, and disability services are explored. The monograph ends with a discussion of where disability education is now and how faculty, staff, and administrators will continue to be allies of inclusion for students in the years to come. This is the 5th issue of the 39th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Access and Barriers to Online Education for People with Disabilities

Access and Barriers to Online Education for People with Disabilities Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:957455803
Release 2016
Pages 168
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This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for higher education students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia. The study looked at students studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA). OUA brings together 15 different independent higher education institutions to teach students fully online across a number of different fields. This diversity of institutions allowed a number of different eLearning environments, technologies and learning and teaching strategies to be canvassed. The study had two phases. Firstly, a survey that explored studentsâ experience related to the accessibility of online learning and teaching platforms, and studentsâ approach to disclosure of their disability and the effectiveness of any accommodation offered by the different institutions. The survey had 356 responses. The second phase of the research consisted of a series of 143 interviews that expanded on the information collected in the surveys and also explored the accessibility of different approaches to learning and teaching and assessment. Students with: mental illness, medical impairment, mobility impairment, hearing impairment, learning disability, vision impairment, acquired brain impairment (ABI) and intellectual disability responded to the survey and each of these eight categories is individually addressed in this report. [Executive summary, ed]



E learning and Disability in Higher Education

E learning and Disability in Higher Education Author Jane Seale
ISBN-10 9781136216510
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 280
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Most people working within the higher education sector understand the importance of making e-learning accessible to students with disabilities, yet it is not always clear exactly how this should be accomplished. E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education evaluates current accessibility practice and critiques the extent to which 'best' practices can be confidently identified and disseminated. This second edition has been fully updated and includes a focus on research that seeks to give 'voice' to disabled students in a way that provides an indispensible insight into their relationship with technologies and the institutions in which they study. Examining the social, educational, and political background behind making online learning accessible in higher and further education, E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education considers the roles and perspectives of the key stake-holders involved in e-learning: lecturers, professors, instructional designers, learning technologists, student support services, staff developers, and senior managers and administrators.



The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education

The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education Author Alphin Jr., Henry C.
ISBN-10 9781522525615
Release 2017-05-17
Pages 321
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Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world. The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in university settings. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics such as e-learning, economic perspectives, and educational technology, this publication is ideally designed for educators, academics, students, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of global education.



Student Equity in Australian Higher Education

Student Equity in Australian Higher Education Author Andrew Harvey
ISBN-10 9789811003158
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 292
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This book examines twenty-five years of the Australian framework for student equity in higher education, A Fair Chance for All. Divided into two sections, the book reflects on the legacy of equity policy in higher education, the effectiveness of current approaches, and the likely challenges facing future policymakers. The first section explores the creation of the framework, including the major elements of the policy, the political context of its development, and how it compares with international models developed during the same period. The performance of the six student equity groups identified within the framework is also examined. The second section of the book considers future trends and challenges. The Australian university sector has undergone seismic change in the past twenty-five years and faces further changes of equal magnitude. The twenty-fifth anniversary of A Fair Chance for All comes as Australian higher education is poised for another wave of transformation, with rising expansion, competition, and stratification. While the emerging landscape is new, the questions have changed little since A Fair Chance for All was first conceived: How should we define student equity, and what policies are likely to promote it?



Disability and Equity at Work

Disability and Equity at Work Author Jody Heymann
ISBN-10 9780199981236
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 352
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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include: ? Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability ? Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity ? Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker's career ? Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the world Chapter contributors include leaders from international organizations, government, civil society, and academia, including experts from UN agencies, leaders in nongovernmental advocacy and research organizations, and senior academics in the field. Disability and Equity at Work fills a needed gap that will appeal to those interested in and engaged in public policy, global health, equal rights, business, labor, and other fields.



Social Problems in India

Social Problems in India Author
ISBN-10 8177647083
Release 2004
Pages 670
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Social Problems in India has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social Problems in India also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social Problems in India book for free.



Learning Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education

Learning  Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education Author Noah Riseman
ISBN-10 9781921775284
Release 2010
Pages 244
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"This book brings together a wide range of higher education practitioners from across disciplines. Their chapters suggest innovative approaches to learning, teaching and delivering a tertiary education experience that centres social justice as a core mission of universities. The authors address the ways in which universities grapple with the challenges involved in the selection processes, administration, teaching and learning and student support associated with an increasingly large student population drawn from a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, including many students who will be returning to live overseas. Some of the specific challenges of these developments have included those of selection, academic literacy, independent learning, student support and student engagement. A second dimension is the traditional role of the universities as sources of independent intellectual and ethical critique of social institutions, both in terms of research and public intellectual contribution to political and social policy debates, and in terms of the formation of students in their capacities as critical, ethical, citizens and professionals. This social-ethical critique has traditionally been built into the humanities and the social science disciplines and the 'helping professions' but has now found its way into other disciplines and professional areas, such as business and engineering. As well, broader social policy and political discourse has more explicitly embraced social-ethical agendas of inclusiveness and marginalisation of social groups; recognition of the damage to the overall society of enduring and increasing social inequality." -- BOOK JACKET.



Equity and access in higher education

Equity and access in higher education Author M. Christopher Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063227881
Release 2002
Pages 206
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Higher Education Monitor

Higher Education Monitor Author Colleen Howell
ISBN-10 191985648X
Release 2005
Pages 66
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Higher Education Access in the Asia Pacific

Higher Education Access in the Asia Pacific Author Christopher S. Collins
ISBN-10 9783319586700
Release 2017-08-23
Pages 166
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This edited volume offers empirical, evaluative, and philosophical perspectives on the question of higher education as a human right in the Asia Pacific. Throughout the region, higher education has grown rapidly in a variety of ways. Price, accessibility, mobility, and government funding are all key areas of interest, which likely shape the degree to which higher education may be viewed as a human right. Although enrollments continue to grow in many higher education systems, protests related to fees and other equity issues continue to grow. This volume will include scholarly perspectives from around the region for a more extensive understanding of higher education as a human right in the Asia Pacific.



Improving Student Retention in Higher Education

Improving Student Retention in Higher Education Author Glenda Crosling
ISBN-10 9781134149766
Release 2008-11-19
Pages 208
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Improving Student Retention in Higher Education provides a practical, curriculum-based response to the current situation in higher education, where participating students emanate from a range of backgrounds; international and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, mature aged students, students with disabilities as well as those for whom higher education is the first family experience. Underpinned by research indicating that students are more likely to continue with higher education if they are engaged in their studies and have developed networks and relationships with their fellow students, this book presents best practice examples of innovative and inclusive curriculum, from a range of countries.



Education Policy Analysis 2006 Focus on Higher Education

Education Policy Analysis 2006 Focus on Higher Education Author OECD
ISBN-10 9264022694
Release 2006-11-23
Pages 80
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Improving the quality, equity and efficiency of education systems is a key policy objective in OECD countries. No economy in the world can afford to neglect education. Major reforms are under way as countries strive to make lifelong learning ...



Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries Author Val Walsh; Louise Morley University of Sussex.,
ISBN-10 9781135741747
Release 2005-08-04
Pages 192
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Defining and Redefining Gender Equity in Education

Defining and Redefining Gender Equity in Education Author Janice Koch
ISBN-10 9781607525516
Release 2002-08-01
Pages 213
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In the past 25 years there has been an enormous increase in the amount of research exploring issues of gender and schooling. New journals have been established, and in the older journals, special issues have been devoted to addressing gender equity in education. For the editors this has raised some questions and concerns as we organized the topics for this first volume of the Research on Women and Education book series.



Higher Education in Africa

Higher Education in Africa Author Sabine O'Hara
ISBN-10 0872063348
Release 2010
Pages 162
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"Part of the African Higher Education Collaborative (AHEC)."