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The reasonable adjustments duty for higher education in England and Wales

Marshall, Kim (2008) The reasonable adjustments duty for higher education in England and Wales. In: Gabel, Susan L. and Danforth, Scot, (eds.) Disability and the politics of education: an international reader. Peter Lang, New York ; Oxford, pp. 541-560. ISBN 9780820488943

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Abstract

In the UK in 2001, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act extended Part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to cover Higher Education. Since then, the number of students in higher education who have declared a disability has grown. This chapter will discuss the problematic concept of what is considered 'reasonable' when it comes to making adjustments to meet the needs of students with disabilities, and examine how this duty has affected teaching and learning methods and the experiences of students to date. Finally, the chapter will consider how the soon to be implemented Disability Equality Duty will impact on teaching and learning in higher education from December 2006.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reasonable Adjustments, higher education, Disability Equality Duty
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:6544
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009 15:39
Last Modified:23 Apr 2009 15:44

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