Individual support in Australia : ageing, disability, home and community care by Gail Horwood'Individual support in Australia' is a valuable resource for individual support workers in the aged care, disability and home and community support sectors. It also provides a useful source of information for other workers in these sectors, carers and volunteer workers. Inside you will find the following: Current philosophies and approaches to individual support. Legal and ethical requirements to be considered and practised when providing services. Skills, knowledge, attitudes and values necessary for the delivery of quality support serivces
Coping with a Disability by Holly DuhigCoping with a disability impacts life for many people, from the person with the disability to their friends and family. Readers are introduced to the struggles that may come with having a disability and how people with disabilities handle these possible hardships. They also learn it is important to have patience, respect, and compassion toward those with disabilities. The concise main text is enhanced by helpful fact boxes, and vibrant, full-color photographs presented in a scrapbook-style design. Readers who have a disability or who know someone who does will find relatable guidance with each turn of the page.
The Rhetoric of Widening Participation in Higher Education and Its Impact by Navin KikabhaiThis book offers a critical investigation of the exclusion of individuals described as having 'learning difficulties' from participation in higher education. Using a postmodernist framework, the author explores the insights and experiences of a theatre group attempting to develop an undergraduate degree programme in the performing arts. In doing so, he provides a theoretical map of insights into discourses of power and knowledge, and makes transparent competing and contradictory discursive practices. Suggesting that 'learning difficulties' is a constructed and re-constructed discourse serving normative interests, the author demonstrates that despite the rhetoric of widening participation, individuals are intentionally beset by barriers, silenced and excluded from degree level participation. The author calls for a radical re-think of the notion of 'learning difficulties', segregated provision, access to employment in theatre, and critically questions the notion of participation in higher education. This pioneering volume will appeal to students and scholars of inclusive education, (critical) disability studies, cultural studies and the sociology of education.