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  • Implementing best practices for all students in their local school

    This is an extremely practical guide to implementing and maintaining inclusive schooling practices. In Vermont, local school administrators, general and special educators, parents and other community members have been working collaboratively to develop school climates, structures, curricula, and instructional supports which enable their schools to improve education for all students.

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  • I've seen it all: Lives of older persons with mental retardation in the community

    This book documents the life histories of nine adults who have lived independently in the community for 30 years or more. The editors and other anthropologists who contributed to the book based their study on unobtrusive observation, conversation and frequent personal contact with the nine people.

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  • Disabling Policies? A comparative approach to education policy and disability

    This book is about integration policies. In order to develop a better deal for students with high support needs, more general questions need to be asked, such as 'What is the nature of government policy?' and'Why do some well intentioned democratic policies frequently fail?' The role of discourse as a...

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  • Crossing the river: Creating a conceptual revolution in community and disability

    It has only recently been discovered that the conceptual revolution that moved people from terrible institutions to community based settings is also flawed (although there is absolutely no doubt that it represented a tremendous improvement in the lives of people with disabilities).

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  • Women and Disability

    "The main purpose of this book is to provide information about the issues women with disabilities face in simply surviving and trying to find their proper place within their families and in the cities, towns and villages where they live" (p.vii).

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  • Women and Disability: The experience of physical disability among women

    This book describes the experience of physical disability through detailed interviews with women of different ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, and explores the impact of gender on the process of being or becoming disabled. It considers the significance of physical disability for a woman's self-image and its impact on her...

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  • I Always Wanted to be a Tap Dancer

    Twelve women with disabilities (physical, intellectual and psychiatric) talk about growing up and living in a world where their disabilities mean that they have to fight to be accepted. The book is two books in one; the stories of this group of women lead into an innovative guide to solving...

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  • Greater Expectations: A Source Book for Women's Groups

    This book is designed for workers with young women and women's groups, who are concerned about raising the status of women; and for those working with men and boys to increase their awareness about women's role in society.

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  • Far Far Greater Things

    This book is a companion to Greater Expectations (File No. 3096) and includes many new approaches and covers new subject matter not included in the previous book. The book is designed to provide support for workers attempting to bring about positive changes (not just equal opportunity or affirmative action, but...

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  • Brother & Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families

    Rich with personal testimonies, this book shares the joys and sorrows so familiar to families in which there is a person with a disability. Brothers and sisters speak openly about the challenges they encounter in day-to-day living with their brother or sister and discuss how such interactions affect them not...

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