Accessibility and Diversity in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1799812146
  • ISBN-13: 9781799812142
  • DDC: 379.2
  • 1040 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Education is a necessary foundation for improving one’s livelihood, but traditional learning has often excluded or presented a challenge to students with visual, physical, or cognitive disabilities and can create learning gaps between students of various cultures. It is vital that learning opportunities are tailored to meet individual needs, regardless of individual disabilities, gender, race, or economic status in order to create more inclusive practices. This title examines emerging methods and trends for creating accessible and inclusive environments and examines the latest strategies and methods for promoting learning for all students. It addresses equal opportunity and diversity requirements, and covers topics such as open educational resources, student diversity, and inclusion barriers. For educators, principals, administrators, provosts, deans, curriculum developers, instructional designers, school boards, higher education faculty, academicians, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
1: Accessibility Laws and Frameworks.
2: Laws, Finance, and Policies of Higher Education Accessibility.
3: Evaluating the Accessibility of Online University Education.
4: Expanding Notions of Access: Opportunities and Future Directions for Universal Design.
5: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of MOOCs to Improve Inclusion of Diverse Learners.
6: Accessibility to Higher Education in Nigeria: The Pains, Problems, and Prospects.
7: Disabilities: General.
8: Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities Through Social and Emotional Learning to Reduce Social Marginalization Among Students.
9: Special Education Leadership and the Implementation of Response to Intervention.
10: Leveraging Professional Development to Prepare General and Special Education Teachers to Teach within Response to Intervention Frameworks.
11: Implementing Effective Student Support Teams.
12: Best Practices Implementing Special Education Curriculum and Common Core State Standards using UDL.
13: Access to Higher Education for People with Disabilities: A Chinese Perspective.
14: Beyond Handicap, Pity, and Inspiration: Disability and Diversity in Workforce Development Education and Practice.
15: Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students With Mathematical Difficulties: In the Inclusive Classroom.
16: Inclusion of Users with Special Needs in the Human-Centered Design of a Web-Portal.
17: Providing Quality Education for Persons With Disabilities Through the Implementation of Individual Educational Programs Managed by the Intelligent Agents in the Sliding Mode.
18: Digital Control Models of Continuous Education of Persons with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Agents in Sliding Mode.
19: Disabilities: Learning and Developmental.
20: Specific Learning Disabilities: Reading, Spelling, and Writing Strategies.
21: Coping Strategies of Primary School Students With Specific Learning Disabilities.
22: School Bullying and Students with Intellectual Disabilities.
23: Marginality and Mattering: The Experiences of Students With Learning Disabilities on the College Campus.
24: Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Postsecondary Students with Spina Bifida.
25: Use of Assistive Technology to Empower Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
26: The Use of iPad® Devices and “Apps” for ASD Students in Special Education and Speech Therapy.
27: Handmade Content and School Activities for Autistic Children with Expressive Language Disabilities.
28: Disabilities: Physical.
29: Improving Access to Higher Education With UDL and Switch Access Technology: A Case Study.