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Disability Equality in Education

Course Book

Post Schools:

Further Education

& Adult Education

February 2002 £10.00



DISABILITY EQUALITY IN EDUCATION

A Human Rights Issue [Registered Charity No. 1055287]

Unit GL Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP

Tel: 020 7359 2855 Fax: 020 7354 3372

E-Mail: r.rieser@btinternet.com

Web site: www.diseed.org.uk











Trustees


Marie Aderotoye

Prof. Colin Barnes

Prof. Len Barton

Prof. Tim Brighouse

Mandy Hudson

Lois Keith

Preethi Manuel

Tony Purcell

David Ruebain

Anna Sullivan




Director


Richard Rieser

(Tel: 020 7359 2855)


Training Co-ordinator


Sue Rickell

(Tel: 0117 956 5420)


Administrator


Pat Monkman

(Tel: 020 7359 2855)



[This Course Book was produced by Richard Rieser and Christine O’Mahony with help from Joe Whittaker.]

This booklet is for the participants on DEE courses. It may not be reproduced without the permission of Disability Equality in Education.© Disability Equality in Education February 2002

CONTENTS


Section A: Policy 1

1. Factors Affecting the Development of a College Inclusion Policy 1

2. Inclusion, Human Rights and Education 2

3.Policy Context: The Tomlinson Report – 1996 4

4.Ofsted Inspection OF Colleges 7

5.Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 8

6.Definitions of Disability under the DDA 13

7.Disabled People and the Labour Market 15

8. Unequal Opportunities - Growing Up Disabled 16

Section B: History & Images 17

9.A Brief History of Attitudes to Disabled People 17

10. Eugenicist Thinking 25

11.The Mental Deficiency Act 1913 25

12. Out of Sight 26

13.Disability In the Media 31

14. Definitions and the Medical and Social Model of Disability 34

15. Medical / Social Models 37

16. Medical and Social Model Thinking in Colleges 38

17. Empowering the Person 39

18.The Parents’ Perspective 40

Section D: Integration / Inclusion 46

19. From Segregation to Inclusion 47

20. Integration and Inclusion 47

21. Inclusion is a Set of Attitudes 49

22. Inclusion is 51

23. Checklist and notes on What Should Be Covered in a Post-16 Education Service Policy on Disability Equality and Inclusion 52

24. Checklist Activity 54

25. Index for Inclusion: The Index Process & Development Planning Cycle 56

26. Index for Inclusion – Indicators 60

27. Inclusive Learning Observation Checklist 62

Section E: Intentional Building of Relationships 68

28.Courage 68

29.Circles of Friends: A Tool for Inclusion 69

30.Maresa’s Story 69

31.The Language We Use 72

32.Claire Dolan, Aquinas 6th Form College, Cheshire 73

33.Inclusion At Blackburn College, Blackburn 73

34. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences 76

35. Learning Styles Descriptions And Questionnaire Activity 77

36.Learning Styles: How to Score 80

37. Some Characteristics of Adult Learners 81

38. People who use the Mental Health System are Oppressed 82

39. Possible Suggestions for Including Everyone in the Learning Process 84

40. Effective Classroom Management 86

41. Turning Lead into Gold 87

Section G: Resources 88

42. Recommended Reading 88

Section H: Activities 93

43. Images of Disabled People 93

44.Representation of Disabled People 94

45.Identifying Barriers in Schools 95

46. Disability Discrimination in Post 16 - Activity 97

47. Disability Discrimination in Post 16: Solutions 100

48. Activity: Harry Maher’s Story 104

49. Activity: Vicky Lucas 108

50. Activity: Including ‘Difficult’ People 112

51: Suggestions for Including ‘Difficult’ People 113

52: Activity: ‘Facts’ about the Mental Health System 115

53.Exercise to Explore Parents Oppression - Target Group Professionals and Other Allies 116

54.Developing an Inclusive Classroom 117

55.Circles of Friends 118

56.Word Power 118

57.Working with Students Who Have Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties 119

58.Inclusive Solutions – Action Planning 120

Section I: Disability Equality in Education (DEE) 122

59.DEE Training For Inclusion: Evaluation 122




Section A: Policy

    1. Factors Affecting the Development of a College Inclusion Policy

Global

National


Learning Skills Council

College


Human Rights

UN Standard Rules


European Directives – SRB funding initiatives
Experiences in other countries – examples of disabled people taking up their power (e.g. Gallaudet University, USA)
Disabled Peoples’ International

Eugenics


Special Education thinking
Research findings
Links via internet, letter, twinning, etc.

The Tomlinson Report, 1996
Disability Discrimination Act 1996

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, 2001


Disability Rights Task Force, DRC

OFSTED – Handbook for inspecting colleges


Social Inclusion Policy,

People First Movement

Inclusion Movement

Social/Medical Model Training

DEE


Inclusion Policy
Forum on Learning Difficulty and Disability
Lifelong Learning
Widening Participation initiatives
Implementation of Basic Skills Strategy
Best Value



Ethos of the college
Principal’s view
Full Staff involvement
Deployment of resources to promote inclusion
Collaboration between colleagues

Recruitment policies and practice


Initial Guidance policies and practices
Induction

Teaching and learning policies and practices

Assessment policies and practices

Student councils







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