Jun 27

Disability policy has become an increasingly important issue in countries around the world. More and more, as populations are exposed to war and civil conflicts, natural disasters, environmental poisons along with the effects of normal aging, accidents and poverty, disability has become a growing public health and civil rights problem. In order to develop reasonable policy solutions, countries need accurate, reliable estimates of the size and make up of their di… More >>

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International Views on Disability Measures, Volume 4: Moving Toward Comparative Measurement

Jun 25

Education systems in developed countries have come to prioritise the raising of standards, while also pursuing some degree of social inclusion and inclusive schooling. However, these policies represent different and often conflicting values and approaches to education. Central to these moves has been the specific thrust to include more students with disabilities and special educational needs within general rather than specialist education. The basic dilemma is whether to recognise or not to recognise differences because either way there are negative implications associated with stigma, devaluation, rejection or denial of relevant opportunities. The dilemmas of difference relevant to children with disabilities are about: identification – whether to identify and how or not curriculum – how much of a common curriculum is relevant to them placement – to what extent they learn in ordinary/general schools and classes ornot. Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability integrates recent empirical research and includes an international case study that examines the perspectives of education practitioners and policy makers in specific school systems in the UK, USA and the Netherlands.

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Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability; International Perspectives and Future Directions

Jun 25

The first interdisciplinary book taking a contextual approach to the developing health needs of women with intellectual disabilities. It considers the social, economic and political contexts of health promotion. Its concise but comprehensive evidence base makes it a unique, reliable source for a wide readership….

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Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities

Jun 24

Bonnie is a spunky Chinese American woman who already has a good start on her goal of visiting 100 countries when she is injured while traveling the world, becoming a paraplegic. Five years after the accident, she meets Michael, who is shy but also a world traveler. Bonnie and Michael find they have many things in common, with Bonnie especially intrigued by Michael just having returned from Saudi Arabia. They marry and together they continue to pursue Bonnie‚Äôs goal of visiting 100 countries…

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May You Have an Interesting Wife!: A story of disability, love and world travel

Jun 20

This book was written for sociologists concerned with education, but should be read by anyone interested in learning disability as a concept, either from a practical or theoretical standpoint. It is especially recommended for special educators and other professionals concerned with children who experience difficulties in school learning, as well as for the parents of such children. . . . Carrier has written an intelligent, well-documented, and important book that s… More >>

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Learning Disability: Social Class and the Construction of Inequality in American Education

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