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Disabled International Students in UK Universities

Soorenian, Armineh (2009) Disabled International Students in UK Universities. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This presentation will be based on my Ph.D study. The project is going to comment on the relevance of inclusive educational theories and policies within English universities, with reference to disabled international students’ experiences. The project is both timely and appropriate as there is an acute shortage of documentation on the application of policies for the inclusion of disabled students and disabled international students in particular in English universities. The methodology is essentially qualitative but has, where possible, adhere to emancipatory principles. Data collection strategies include content analysis of relevant literature and policy statements, and field studies involving focus groups and semi-structured interviews with disabled international students in English universities. The study aims to provide an up-to-date snapshot of disabled international students’ experiences in English universities in order to facilitate meaningful theoretical and policy insights.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: The idea for the conference arose from a Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (TQEF) research project in the School of Human and Health Sciences on ‘Enhancing transitions for disabled students’. The project had funding for dissemination, and it was decided that a vibrant, student-centred event for disabled students would be in keeping with the spirit of the project. Working closely with the University of Huddersfield Students’ Union, a two day event was planned, to provide opportunities for student-only space as well as for students to present academic papers alongside staff. The first day was student-led event, and the second a more traditional academic conference, sharing the same themes and concerns. In keeping with the aim of the conference, the TQEF funding was used to provide free places for students (and their personal assistants) and also free accommodation, to allow students from outside the region to attend
    Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 13:54
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2010 13:54
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8358

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