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Disabled Students in Higher Education - Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell,... Disabled Students in Higher Education - Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell, Alistair Wilson, Teresa Tinklin
R2,852 Discovery Miles 28 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As wider access to higher education becomes a top priority for governments in the UK and around the world, this ground-breaking piece of work raises the challenging questions that policy-makers, vice-chancellors and government officials are reluctant to ask. A highly qualified team of authors have closely analyzed rates of participation and the experiences of disabled students in higher education over a two year period. They compare the responses of eight different universities to the new anti-discriminatory practice, contrasting their social profiles, academic missions, support systems for disabled students and approaches for the implementation of change. Change comes under particular scrutiny, with a close examination of each university's interpretation of `reasonable adjustments', and the extent to which they have modified their campuses and teaching accordingly. Student case studies are used throughout to illustrate the real impact of institutional responses to the legislation. Disabled Students in Higher Education will make fascinating reading for students of education, social policy, politics, and disability studies, and for those working towards accredited university teacher status.

Improving Disabled Students' Learning - Experiences and Outcomes (Hardcover): Mary Fuller, Jan Georgeson, Mick Healey,... Improving Disabled Students' Learning - Experiences and Outcomes (Hardcover)
Mary Fuller, Jan Georgeson, Mick Healey, Alan Hurst, Katie Kelly, …
R2,432 Discovery Miles 24 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How do disabled students feel about their time at university? What practices and policies work and what challenges do they encounter? How do they view staff and those providing learning support?

This book sets out to show how disabled students experience university life today. The current generation of students is the first to move through university after the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act, which placed responsibility on universities to create an inclusive environment for disabled students. The research on which the book is based focuses on a selected group of students with a variety of impairments, as they progress through their degree courses. On the way they encounter different styles of teaching and approaches to learning and assessment. The diversity of their views is reflected in the issues they raise: negotiating identities, dealing with transitions, encountering divergent and sometimes confusing teaching and assessment.

Improving Disabled Students Learning goes on to ask university staff how they experience these new demands to widen participation and create more inclusive learning climates. It explores their perspectives on their roles in a changing university sector. Offering insights into the workings of universities, as seen by their central participants, its findings will be of great interest to all practitioners who teach and support disabled students, as well as campaigners for an end to discrimination. Crucially, it foregrounds the views of disabled students themselves, giving rise to a complex, contradictory and always fascinating picture of university life from students whose voices are not always heard.

Gender, Policy and Educational Change - Shifting Agendas in the UK and Europe (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell, Jane Salisbury Gender, Policy and Educational Change - Shifting Agendas in the UK and Europe (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell, Jane Salisbury
R3,176 Discovery Miles 31 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection, written by researchers in the field, looks at how gender issues have affected educational policy in recent years. It explores how attempts to improve equal opportunities in education have fared and examines the tensions and contradictions in recent policies. The book is aimed at students on masters courses in education, and undergraduates on social policy and sociology courses.

Lifelong Learning in Europe - Equity and Efficiency in the Balance (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell, Jorg Markowitsch, Elisabet... Lifelong Learning in Europe - Equity and Efficiency in the Balance (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell, Jorg Markowitsch, Elisabet Weedon
R1,778 R1,595 Discovery Miles 15 950 Save R183 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ongoing economic crisis raises fundamental questions about the political and social goals of the European Union, particularly the feasibility of harmonising social and education policy across member states. The forward momentum of the European project is clearly faltering, raising the possibility that the high water mark of European integration has been achieved, with implications for many aspects of education and social policy, including lifelong learning. This timely book makes a major and original contribution to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion. It draws on comparative data from the EU Sixth Framework Project Lifelong Learning Policy and Practice in Europe (LLL2010), which ran from 2005 - 2011 and involved twelve European countries and Russia. Very little research has been conducted to date on the nature of lifelong learning in post-Soviet countries, and this book provides important insights into their evolving education and lifelong learning systems. The book will be of interest to researchers and academics in the UK and Europe, especially those from social policy, adult and comparative education, equality studies and practice of lifelong learning.

The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties (Paperback): Sheila Riddell, Stephen Baron, Alastair Wilson The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties (Paperback)
Sheila Riddell, Stephen Baron, Alastair Wilson
R569 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is a growing concern about the social exclusion of a range of minority groups, including people with learning difficulties. Lifelong learning is seen as one of the central means of challenging the exclusion of this group, but also of enhancing their economic status. This book demonstrates that policy based on human capital premises has produced forms of lifelong learning which exacerbate the marginalisation of people with learning difficulties. The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties: reviews the range of policy fields which increasingly intervene in the lifelong learning arena; maps the agencies involved in service delivery and describes their (sometimes conflicting) ethos; provides in-depth accounts of the lived experiences of individuals with learning difficulties as they navigate lifelong learning options. Its exploration of the links between community care, education, training, employment, housing and benefits policies in the context of lifelong learning is unique. This book makes a significant contribution to debates about how people with learning difficulties may achieve social inclusion, and the part which lifelong learning may play in this. It is therefore invaluable reading for policy makers, practitioners and academics interested in these issues.

Special Educational Needs Policy in the 1990s - Warnock in the Market Place (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell, Sally Brown Special Educational Needs Policy in the 1990s - Warnock in the Market Place (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell, Sally Brown
R2,264 Discovery Miles 22 640 Special order

This book, first published in 1994, explores the impact which changes in thinking and policy at national and local level have had upon the educational experiences of children and young people with special needs in England, Scotland and Wales. Two major factors are discussed. Firstly, there is the thinking of the late 1970s which emerges in documents such as the Warnock report and the legislation which followed it. Secondly, the authors examine the educational policy and legislation of the 1980s and early 1990s which aimed to encourage the operation of market forces. Through the various articles in this collection, the contributors discuss both the common themes and the tensions created by these changes, and assess the effect these have had on special needs education in practice.

Higher Education in Scotland and the UK - Diverging or Converging Systems? (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, Sarah... Higher Education in Scotland and the UK - Diverging or Converging Systems? (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, Sarah Minty
R1,338 R1,199 Discovery Miles 11 990 Save R139 (10%) Special order

This study of higher education policy across Scotland and the rest of the UK reveals some uncomfortable truths. The rapid growth of higher education across the UK has led to the inclusion of more students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, but institutional hierarchies have remained intact. Despite political rhetoric surrounding free higher education in Scotland, the system has failed to produce more egalitarian outcomes compared with the rest of the UK. However, the policy has become very difficult to challenge and is likely to survive for some time. Universities in Scotland have flourished over the past decade, but the fact that their funding has been prioritised over that of schools and colleges has had some unwelcome consequences.

Resolving Disputes about Educational Provision - A Comparative Perspective on Special Educational Needs (Hardcover, New Ed):... Resolving Disputes about Educational Provision - A Comparative Perspective on Special Educational Needs (Hardcover, New Ed)
Neville Harris, Sheila Riddell
R2,682 Discovery Miles 26 820 Special order

With contributions by recognised experts in the field of education law, this book is a comparative study of the resolution of special education disputes, including via mediation. It analyses the varying approaches in England, Scotland, the US and the Netherlands and addresses major questions of dispute resolution, redress, judicial and non-judicial approaches and the protection of citizens' rights. The first review of mediation in citizen v. state disputes outside the context of the courts, this topical book also incorporates findings from a recent ESRC study into dispute resolution in special educational needs cases. It will not only be of interest to those concerned with education issues but also those interested in administrative justice, especially the role of mediation generally

Education, Social Justice and Inter-Agency Working - Joined Up or Fractured Policy? (Hardcover, New): Sheila Riddell, Lyn Tett Education, Social Justice and Inter-Agency Working - Joined Up or Fractured Policy? (Hardcover, New)
Sheila Riddell, Lyn Tett
R2,574 Discovery Miles 25 740 Special order


This book explores policy and practice in a range of areas where education and other agencies (health, social and employment services and housing) interact. Its theme, of joined up policy and inter-agency working, is central to all those interested in promoting social justice for adults and children experiencing the effects of exclusion.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203471970

Gender and the Politics of the Curriculum (Paperback): Sheila Riddell Gender and the Politics of the Curriculum (Paperback)
Sheila Riddell
R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Special order

This book uses detailed case studies of two secondary schools to examine the relationship between curriculum choice and gender identity among fourteen-year-old pupils making their first choices about what subjects to pursue at exam level. It reveals a two way process. Pupils decisions on what subject to take are influenced by how they perceive themselves in gender terms, and the curriculum once chosen reinforces their sense of gender divisions. The author looks at the influences on pupils at this stage in their lives from peers, family and the labour market as well as from teachers. She argues that the belief in freedom of choice and school neutrality espoused by many teachers can become an important factor in the reproduction of gender divisions, and that unless the introduction of the national curriculum is accompanied by systematic efforts to eradicate sexism from the hidden curriculum it will fail in its aim of creating greater equality of educational opportunity among the sexes.

Special Educational Needs - Providing Additional Support (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Sheila Riddell Special Educational Needs - Providing Additional Support (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Sheila Riddell
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Special order

In the context of social inclusion, the field of special educational needs is of great importance. This a revised and updated edition of Sheila Riddell's successful work comparing Special Educational Needs (SEN) frameworks in Scotland and England. The author questions how justice for children with SEN and their parents may be achieved. Questions are raised about the nature of school inclusion, its relationship with social inclusion more widely and the compatibility of the raising standards and social inclusion agendas. Finally, the provisions, practice and implications of legislation prohibiting discrimination against disabled children in schools are discussed. The central contention of the author is that improving educational provision for children with SEN is likely to lead to better provision for all.

Disability, Culture and Identity (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell, Nick Watson Disability, Culture and Identity (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell, Nick Watson
R2,507 Discovery Miles 25 070 Special order

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Improving Disabled Students' Learning - Experiences and Outcomes (Paperback): Mary Fuller, Jan Georgeson, Mick Healey,... Improving Disabled Students' Learning - Experiences and Outcomes (Paperback)
Mary Fuller, Jan Georgeson, Mick Healey, Alan Hurst, Katie Kelly, …
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Special order

How do disabled students feel about their time at university? What practices and policies work and what challenges do they encounter? How do they view staff and those providing learning support?

This book sets out to show how disabled students experience university life today. The current generation of students is the first to move through university after the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act, which placed responsibility on universities to create an inclusive environment for disabled students. The research on which the book is based focuses on a selected group of students with a variety of impairments, as they progress through their degree courses. On the way they encounter different styles of teaching and approaches to learning and assessment. The diversity of their views is reflected in the issues they raise: negotiating identities, dealing with transitions, encountering divergent and sometimes confusing teaching and assessment.

Improving Disabled Students Learning goes on to ask university staff how they experience these new demands to widen participation and create more inclusive learning climates. It explores their perspectives on their roles in a changing university sector. Offering insights into the workings of universities, as seen by their central participants, its findings will be of great interest to all practitioners who teach and support disabled students, as well as campaigners for an end to discrimination. Crucially, it foregrounds the views of disabled students themselves, giving rise to a complex, contradictory and always fascinating picture of university life from students whose voices are not always heard.

Special Education and Globalisation (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell Special Education and Globalisation (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell
R2,672 Discovery Miles 26 720 Special order

Special Education and Globalization illustrates the way in which inclusive education has become the dominant discourse across Europe and the wider international context. Contributions to this book highlight the tensions evident within each jurisdiction, related to the construction of disability within specific historical and cultural antecedents. These tensions often involve the relationship between official policy discourses and grassroots practices based on the assumptions of classroom practitioners who may have strong views on individual deficits. Parents and voluntary organisations may also have an interest in asserting the `specialness' of specific conditions which require provision outside the mainstream. Finally, the emergence of new bureaucratic structures in an era of heightened national and individual competition often run counter to the ethos of co-operation which informs inclusive practice. This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Disabled Students in Higher Education - Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy (Paperback, New Ed): Sheila... Disabled Students in Higher Education - Perspectives on Widening Access and Changing Policy (Paperback, New Ed)
Sheila Riddell, Alistair Wilson, Teresa Tinklin
R1,029 Discovery Miles 10 290 Special order

As wider access to higher education becomes a top priority for governments in the UK and around the world, this ground-breaking piece of work raises the challenging questions that policy-makers, vice-chancellors and government officials are reluctant to ask.

A highly qualified team of authors have closely analyzed rates of participation and the experiences of disabled students in higher education over a two year period. They compare the responses of eight different universities to the new anti-discriminatory practice, contrasting their social profiles, academic missions, support systems for disabled students and approaches for the implementation of change. Change comes under particular scrutiny, with a close examination of each university's interpretation of 'reasonable adjustments', and the extent to which they have modified their campuses and teaching accordingly. Student case studies are used throughout to illustrate the real impact of institutional responses to the legislation.

Disabled Students in Higher Education will make fascinating reading for students of education, social policy, politics, and disability studies, and for those working towards accredited university teacher status.

Patterns of Lifelong Learning - Policy and Practice in an Expanding Europe (Paperback): John Holford, Sheila Riddell, Elisabet... Patterns of Lifelong Learning - Policy and Practice in an Expanding Europe (Paperback)
John Holford, Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Special order

For the European Union, lifelong learning has become a means of achieving both competitiveness and social cohesion in an increasingly knowledge-based and globalised economy. Though the concept of lifelong learning is not new, it now coincides with a period of rapid EU expansion. The research project the book is based on examines how lifelong learning is understood and operationalised, especially in countries within the area of the EU's expansion. Europe, its policy-makers and peoples, need to know whether lifelong learning can contribute to the construction of a European identity - and if so, how. The research points to the importance of diverse national contexts, which suggests a single model of lifelong learning across the EU is unlikely to be achieved. While the EU may encourage a common policy, and this may generate significant national policy developments, these will be strongly influenced by national context: institutional, political, social, ideological. Many countries will continue - consciously or unconsciously - to "pick and choose" between different EU priorities.

Disability, Culture and Identity (Paperback): Sheila Riddell, Nick Watson Disability, Culture and Identity (Paperback)
Sheila Riddell, Nick Watson
R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Special order

A presentation of research on disability in 2003, this text provides extensive coverage on the development of thinking cultures of disability; development of the social model of disability; disability and the politcs of social justice; and media treatement of disability, amongst other issues.

Gender and the Politics of the Curriculum (Hardcover): Sheila Riddell Gender and the Politics of the Curriculum (Hardcover)
Sheila Riddell
R3,011 Discovery Miles 30 110 Special order

This book uses detailed case studies of two secondary schools to examine the relationship between curriculum choice and gender identity among fourteen-year-old pupils making their first choices about what subjects to pursue at exam level. It reveals a two way process. Pupils decisions on what subject to take are influenced by how they perceive themselves in gender terms, and the curriculum once chosen reinforces their sense of gender divisions. The author looks at the influences on pupils at this stage in their lives from peers, family and the labour market as well as from teachers. She argues that the belief in freedom of choice and school neutrality espoused by many teachers can become an important factor in the reproduction of gender divisions, and that unless the introduction of the national curriculum is accompanied by systematic efforts to eradicate sexism from the hidden curriculum it will fail in its aim of creating greater equality of educational opportunity among the sexes.

Resolving Disputes about Educational Provision - A Comparative Perspective on Special Educational Needs (Paperback): Neville... Resolving Disputes about Educational Provision - A Comparative Perspective on Special Educational Needs (Paperback)
Neville Harris, Sheila Riddell
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Special order

With contributions by recognised experts in the field of education law, this book is a comparative study of the resolution of special education disputes, including via mediation. It analyses the varying approaches in England, Scotland, the US and the Netherlands and addresses major questions of dispute resolution, redress, judicial and non-judicial approaches and the protection of citizens' rights. The first review of mediation in citizen v. state disputes outside the context of the courts, this topical book also incorporates findings from a recent ESRC study into dispute resolution in special educational needs cases. It will not only be of interest to those concerned with education issues but also those interested in administrative justice, especially the role of mediation generally

Gender, Policy and Educational Change - Shifting Agendas in the UK and Europe (Paperback, New): Sheila Riddell, Jane Salisbury Gender, Policy and Educational Change - Shifting Agendas in the UK and Europe (Paperback, New)
Sheila Riddell, Jane Salisbury
R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Special order


Gender equality has been a major educational theme for the past two decades and has become interwoven with other policy themes, including those of marketisation and managerialism. Contributors to this strong collection are key researchers in their fields and seek to address the following questions:
* What patterns are discernible in the educational attainment of girls and boys over the past two decades?
* To what extent are changes attributable to gender equality policies?
* What form have gender equality policies taken in different parts of the UK?
* What has been the impact of European equality policies?
* How have gender equality policies been experienced by particular groups including pupils from ethnic minority and working-class backgrounds?
This book aims to take an overall look at how significant have been the changes in experiences, aspirations and culture of girls and boys and male and female teachers. It explores how attempts to improve equal opportunities in education have fared and examines the tensions and contradications in recent policies.

Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective (Paperback): Sheila Riddell, Sarah Minty, Elisabet Wheedon,... Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective (Paperback)
Sheila Riddell, Sarah Minty, Elisabet Wheedon, Susan Whittaker
R892 R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Save R76 (9%) Special order

This book explores the way in which the pressures of globalisation are shaping higher education funding and access across the world. Higher education is seen as a way of developing human capital and building knowledge economies, but major debates continue about who should attend university; how the costs of higher education should be distributed between the individual student and the state; how students from non-traditional backgrounds can be helped to succeed in higher education; and the intended and unintended consequences of widening access initiatives. Globalisation is not a uni-directional force, but is accompanied by movements to reinforce the local and the regional, often driven by fears of loss of identity. Universities across the world have become more powerful and autonomous from the state, but at the same time students as consumers of education have an increasingly powerful voice. They frequently find themselves in opposition to the business model which infuses higher education systems and student protests have had a strong influence on policy development. This book explores the way in which the twin pressures of globalisation and localisation play out in higher education across the developed world, often reflected in more specific debates on fees regimes, access and culture.

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