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It's Okay to Teach People with an Intellectual Disability about Their Disability

Spassiani, Natasha A



This paper introduces a newly accredited university programme for students with an intellectual disability (ID). The curriculum is largely based on disability studies pedagogy that creates awareness of the social, political, and economic factors that influence how individuals with a disability navigate society. The aim of the innovative curriculum is to provide students with an ID with a high quality post-secondary education that may better equip them when transitioning from the education sector to employment and independent living. The university programme demonstrates a potential framework for inclusive education and the promotion of a more equitable education system for students with an ID.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2017
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date May 18, 2017
Journal The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability
Publisher Association on Higher Education and Disability
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 3
Pages 287-294
Keywords Post-secondary education, intellectual disability, inclusion, civic engagement
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