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International perspectives on teaching with disability : overcoming obstacles and enriching lives

Michael S. Jeffress (Editor)
Efforts to reduce discrimination and increase diversity on campuses, coupled with shrinking budgets causing administrators to devote more resources toward recruiting and retaining students with disabilities, are fuelling an explosion of research in the area of inclusive education. An important focus that has been largely neglected is the place of teachers with disabilities in academe. International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability brings together 25 multi-disciplinary scholars with disabilities from Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, the UK, Israel and the United States to share their struggles and successes in teaching with disability. The 18 chapters are written largely from autoethnographic perspectives grounded in solid academic research but full of anecdotes and self-reflexive narratives that provide insights into the lived experiences of the authors. Woven into the narratives are discussions of the complexities of self-disclosure and self-advocacy; the varied--and often problematic--ways disability is experienced, perceived and discussed in society and in the classroom; the challenges of navigating academe with disability, the value of disability pedagogy, the positive student outcomes achieved by teaching through disability, as well as practical applications and lessons learned that will benefit educators, administrators and students preparing to become teachers. This book is written to champion the integral place and role of disabled educators in academe. Current educators with disability will be affirmed. Those with disability aspiring to become teachers will be encouraged. Temporarily able-bodied administrators and educators will be challenged. Everyone will be informed. This book will be a welcome addition to reading lists in a wide array of academic fields including: Education, Pedagogy, Disability Studies, Human Resources Management, and Sociology
eBook, English, 2018
Routledge, London, 2018
1 online resource
9781351584616, 9781351584623, 9781351584609, 9781315099941, 1351584618, 1351584626, 135158460X, 1315099942
Print version :
Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Foreword; Editor's Preface & Introduction; SECTION I Teaching with Physical Disability; 1 Almost Passing: Using Disability Disclosure to Recalibrate Able-Bodied Bias in the Classroom; 2 Teaching on Wheels: Bringing a Disability Perspective into the Classroom; 3 How Crip Is Too Crip?: Reimagining the Presence of Disabled Professors in the Academy; 4 My Class, My Disability, My Struggle; 5 Teaching through a Traumatic Brain Injury; SECTION II Teaching with Sensory Disability. 6 "The Instructor Is Partially Def": DHH Professing in Higher Education7 A Dialogue about Disability Praxis between a Deaf Law Professor and a Hearing Education Professor; 8 "Is that Really Our Teacher Professor Person"? Working from the Boundaries: Enabling from Afar; 9 My Tech Writing Teacher Has Low Vision: Teachable Moments for Accessibility and Diversity in the Technical Communication Classroom; SECTION III Teaching with Hidden Disability; 10 To Share or Not to Share? Pedagogical Dilemmas of a Chronically-Ill Lecturer in Teaching with Invisible Disability. 11 Negotiations of In/Visible Disability in the Rhetoric Classroom12 Method to Our Madness: Teaching and Learning Across Mental Disability; 13 Teaching (with) Dis/ability and Madness; 14 The Work Around: How Teaching with Andragogical Practices Can Normalize Learning Disabilities in Education; 15 Teaching with Augmentative and Alternative Communication; 16 Being Exhibit A: Teaching AIDS and Music in the University Classroom; SECTION IV Teaching with Disability: Engaging Students and Colleagues; 17 Disclosing Disability around the Water Cooler: Strategies for Boosting Collegiality in Academe