Enhancing Diversity: Educators with Disabilities

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Ronald J. Anderson, Clayton E. Keller, Joan M. Karp
Gallaudet University Press, 1998 - Education - 285 pages
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The 43 million people with disabilities form this country's largest minority group, yet they are markedly under-employed as educators. Editors Anderson, Karp, and Keller and 19 other renowned contributors address this costly omission and other important issues raised in Enhancing Diversity, including the place of disability in discussions of diversity in education, research on educators with disabilities that validates their capabilities, and information on the qualifications desired in and the demands made of education professionals. Legal precedents are cited and explained, and examples of efforts to place disabled educators are presented, along with recommendations on how disabled individuals and school administrators can work toward increased opportunities. Interviews with 25 disabled educators discussing how they satisfactorily fulfill their professional requirements completes this thought-provoking book.
 

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Contents

Introduction Clayton E Keller Ronald J Anderson
3
Vickies Story
14
Issues of Race Ethnicity Disability and Culture
21
Reflections of Two Preservice Teachers with Disabilities
60
Preparation and Employment Experiences of Educators with
74
The Career Path
89
Understanding and Improving the Career Development
98
The Process of Becoming an Educator H William Heller
122
The Requirements and Demands of Being an Educator
142
Legislation Litigation Standards Regulations Policies
160
Attitudes toward Educators with Disabilities
180
The Role of Support Systems for Educators with Disabilities
201
Emerging Issues
225
Issues and Practices in the Recruitment and Retention
239
Clear Communication and a Sensitive Workplace
269
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