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Developing The Understanding And Practice Of Inclusion In Higher Education For International Students With Disabilities/Additional Needs: A Whole Schooling Approach

Supple, Briony and Abgenyega, Joseph (2011) Developing The Understanding And Practice Of Inclusion In Higher Education For International Students With Disabilities/Additional Needs: A Whole Schooling Approach. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 7 (2). pp. 93-108. ISSN 1710-2146

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Abstract

In this paper we present research on inclusion in higher education using a whole schooling philosophy. We seek insight into the perspectives of international students with disabilities/additional needs, three of whom from this particular research group are from non- English speaking backgrounds and attending the same university in Melbourne, Australia. In this paper we used voice relational methodology to analyse these students’ experiences of inclusive practice. These experiences provide the basis for our discussion of fundamental differences among various kinds of inclusive practice and cultures, resulting in a typology including support systems and experiences from staff and disability liaison personnel. In doing so, we aim to inform policy and models for best practice to maximise the educational experiences of international students with disabilities and additional needs, and indeed, of all students. Finally, we discuss the implications of the findings for lecturers, teachers, support staff and policy makers in implementing strategic and successful inclusion for international students with a disability/additional needs in a higher education context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24257, higher education, inclusive education, international students, schooling philosophy, disabilities, additional needs, cultural differences, support systems, policy, teaching methods
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > VU College
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 02:08
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 02:08
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9373
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