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Inclusion, disability and culture : an ethnographic perspective traversing abilities and challenges

Author: Santoshi Halder; Lori Czop Assaf
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] ©2017
Series: Inclusive learning and educational equity, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a global and social examination of how disabilities are played out and experienced around the world. It presents auto-ethnographic perspectives on disability across cultures, societies, and countries by documenting individuals' personal narratives, thought processes and reflections. Chapter authors share cross-cultural perspectives within and across various countries, such as India, Australia,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Santoshi Halder; Lori Czop Assaf
ISBN: 9783319552231 3319552236
OCLC Number: 999915660
Description: xl, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Disability and inclusion : currect challenges / Santoshi Haler, Lori Czop Assaf, Mary Keeffe --
Part I. Deconstructing disability identities --
Disability, culture, and identity in India and USA / Christopher J. Johnstone, Sandhya Limaye, Misa Kayam --
Disability : a result of cultural ostracism / Samidha Shikha --
Perseverance pays / Satendra Singh --
"Not everybody can take trips like this" : a Paralympian's perspective on educating about disability around the world / Anjali J. Forber-Pratt --
When Gucci make hearing aids, I'll be deaf : sensory impairment in later life and a need to define it according to identity / Simon Hayhoe --
Looking back over my shoulder : through the disability's mirror / Bernardo Carlos Spaulonci Chiachia Matos de Oliveira --
From stigma to empowerment : a journey to reframe disability / Flávia Affonso Mayer --
There is no "dis" in our abilities : acknowledging the experience of the differently-abled community / Caroline Muster --
Part II. Exploring the complexities of communication with differently abled persons --
Communication with persons with disabilities vs. communication with differently abled persons / Ivana Bilić --
Empathetic communication : bridging differences in a global context / Erna Alant, Beth Lewis Samuelson, Lindsey Ogle --
Severe communication disabilities in South Africa : challenges and enablers / Shakila Dada [and three others] --
Enriched audio description : working towards an inclusive museum experience / Alison F. Eardley [and five others] --
Part III. Inclusive policies, practices and interventions --
Inclusive practices in mainstream schools : an Australian perspective / Poulomee Datta, Christine Grima-Farrell, Mitchell Graeme Coates --
Gifted and talented students : a review of the concept from Indian experience / Partha Pratim Roy --
Sociocultural construction of disability in Sri Lanka : charity to rights-based approach / Chandani Liyanage --
Accessibility and modernist architecture : the work of Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil / Norma Isa Figueroa --
Individualized approach for inclusion of children with diverse behavioural needs / Santoshi Halder --
Employment and living with autism : personal, social and economic impact / Darren Hedley, Mirko Uljarević, David F.E. Hedley --
Legislation, case law and current issues in inclusion for the United States, Australia and India / Mary Keeffe, Rittika Ghosh --
Part IV. Insights from caregivers --
Better understanding the complex academic, mental health and health needs of children in the United States / Elizabeth M. Anderson --
Great expectations for the modern-day dispossessed : a personal journey / Natalya Panteleyeva --
A journey in the spectrum / Lily Chakraborty --
Global diversity and inclusion : critical reflections and future directions / Santoshi Haler, Lori Czop Assaf.
Series Title: Inclusive learning and educational equity, v. 3.
Responsibility: Santoshi Halder, Lori Czop Assaf, editors.

Abstract:

This book provides a global and social examination of how disabilities are played out and experienced around the world. It presents auto-ethnographic perspectives on disability across cultures, societies, and countries by documenting individuals' personal narratives, thought processes and reflections. Chapter authors share cross-cultural perspectives within and across various countries, such as India, Australia, United States, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Croatia, Brazil, South Africa, and Qatar. Adopting a self-reflective stance following qualitative research methodology, the chapter authors discuss the current challenges in the field. Next, they deconstruct disability identities, explore the complexities of communication with differently abled persons, examine inclusive policies, practices and interventions and present insights from caregivers. The book concludes with critical reflections and a look to the future of global diversity and inclusion.
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