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Brown beyond compliance 10 10 2014

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Faciliated Breakout Session at Duke University retreat, "Beyond Disability, Beyond Compliance," Oct. 23, 2014. This is the PPT presentation for the session.

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Brown beyond compliance 10 10 2014

  1. 1. The “Climate of Disabilities” at Postsecondary Institutions Steven E. Brown sebrown@hawaii.edu “Beyond Disability, Beyond Compliance” 2014 National Retreat at Duke University
  2. 2. Who is Steve? Professor (retired), Disability Studies, University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies http://www.cds.hawaii.edu Co-Founder, Institute on Disability Culture http://www.instituteondisabilityculture.org
  3. 3. What is a Climate Assessment and Why is it Useful? “The systematic measuring of effectiveness in an institution or program area so that an action plan for program improvement can be created and set in motion as a means of inducing change.” (from Stodden, Brown & Roberts, 2011).
  4. 4. Developing an Instrument 1. What would you want to know about students at your University? 2. What would you want to know about faculty at your University? 3. What would you want to know about administrators at your University? 4. What would you want to know about facilities at your University? 5. What would you want to know about extra-curricular activities at your University? 6. What would you want to know about programs designed for students with disabilities at your University? 7. . What would you want to know about how students with disabilities fit into programs that not specifically designed for students with disabilities at your University?
  5. 5. Other Resources for Disability and Postsecondary Education from the University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners, Including Students with Disabilities as Diverse Learners
  6. 6. Professional Development Training Program http://www.ist.hawaii.edu/training/ Universal Design for Learning Assistive Technology Hidden Disabilities Rights and Responsibilities
  7. 7. Professional Development Modules http://www.ist.hawaii.edu/modules/ UDL Mentoring Multiculturalism
  8. 8. Multiple Identities http://www.ist.hawaii.edu/modules/multicultur alism/multiculturalism/index.php?counter=3
  9. 9. Cultural Identity Bubble Map • Here is a template for you to create your own Cultural Identity Bubble Map. • You are in the bubble at the center, with bubbles listing various aspects of your identity radiating to the center • YOU
  10. 10. Creating Your Own Cultural Identity Bubble Map Here is a template for you to create your own Cultural Identity Bubble Map. YOU You are in the bubble at the center, with bubbles listing various aspects of your identity radiating to the center. Children from different cultures wearing different colors. 10
  11. 11. Disability Culture & Pride http://www.ist.hawaii.edu/modules/multicultur alism/theory/index.php?counter=7
  12. 12. Examples of disability culture on campus Disability Cultural Centers University of Minnesota (1991): http://www.dsccumn.org/ Syracuse University (2012): http://sudcc.syr.edu/ Longmore Institute – San Francisco State U (2012): http://longmoreinstitute.wordpress.com/
  13. 13. Institute on Disability Culture Links & Resources: http://www.instituteondisabilityculture.org/link s--resources.html
  14. 14. Using Disability Culture How might knowing about or having examples of disability culture be useful? 1. Explain why people with disabilities think our culture is important. 2. Use examples to demonstrate disability rights, history, talents and resources.
  15. 15. How can the discourse of disability culture relate to general discourse of social experience on campuses?
  16. 16. Prejudice is a far greater problem than any impairment; discrimination a bigger obstacle to overcome than any disability.” Paul K. Longmore
  17. 17. References Brown, S. E. (2003). Movie Stars and Sensuous Scars: Essays on the Journey from Disability Shame to Disability Pride. New York: People with Disabilities Press. Stodden, R.A., Brown, S. E. & Roberts, K. (2011). Disability-Friendly University Environments: Conducting a Climate Assessment. In In Harbour, Wendy S. and Madaus, Joseph W. (Eds.) New Directions for Higher Education: Disability services and campus dynamics (pp. 83-92). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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