The Changing Legal Context, Continuing Professional Development and the Promotion of Inclusive Pedagogy for Disabled Students: some questions

Hurst, Alan (2008) The Changing Legal Context, Continuing Professional Development and the Promotion of Inclusive Pedagogy for Disabled Students: some questions. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (3). pp. 49-61. ISSN 1742-240X

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Abstract

As a consequence of changes to anti-discrimination legislation in the UK relating to disabled people, higher education institutions have additional duties, one of which is to devise and publish a Disability Equality Scheme (DES). The first section of the paper argues that this requirement will mean staff spending valuable time in compiling the DES, time which might be used more effectively in other ways especially in promoting inclusive classroom practices. The latter is identified as the major challenge facing those promoting the recruitment and participation of disabled students. For this to happen, there is a need for effective professional development, both at an initial level and on a continuing basis. Issues associated with professional development are explored in the second section of the paper prior to the concluding part which presents a number of suggested exercises which could be used when planning and delivering staff development. The paper ends by considering progress made so far and identifies a challenging and potentially controversial target by which to judge the attainment of effective inclusion.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) was published by the University of Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2011. LATHE was edited by Phil Gravestock and Michele Hills. Publication has ceased, the final issue was issue No.5
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Professional Services > Academic Development Unit
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2016 09:23
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 02:28
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3850

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