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This will be a very useful teaching resource. The coverage of the subject area is impressive and should provide valuable reading and provocation for students and lecturers.
This is a useful overview of key issues in disability studies. It is also written with a student audience in mind, which makes it accessible and engaging. It provides bite-sized chapters which give a flavour of a wide range of disability issues and acts as a signposting resource to support students to seek additional in depth information from other sources. There is a healthy link to interdisciplinary subjects throughout the chapters, which will effectively support students to consider disability from a broad range of perspectives and models.
Touches a number of issues dealt with during the course. Easy to ready for first time students of Disability Issues.
A good reader for students undertaking disability issues courses. It covers a number of topics under disability issues.
Text covers concisely key issues surrounding inclusion
Very good selection of short chapters. Ideal for students gaining an introduction to a complex field.
An interesting read. Combines theory with relevant case studies to highlight the concept of disability and its complexity.
The chapter 'historical Construction of Disability' was excellent and fitted a discussion well.
Unusually organised alphabetically by topic, this is in itself a strength as students can use the short chapters as initial points of reference as well as for revision purposes. The 'further reading' at the end of each chapter take the reader to more substantial texts.
An ideal First Year text !
This text offers an insightful breadth of knowledge and exploration on the issues faced within the disability arena. The reflective questions are great to open up discussion in the classroom. A text for both students and academics to draw upon.
too specific to course module - acceptable as a brief overview of topics
Ideal for students new to the social aspects of disability
In this year´s course we focused on issues concerned around disability & work, employment ... so could only use a few chapters/contributions of the book. Of greater usability for other subject focus, perhaps in an upcoming course.
Covers a wide range of inclusion, exclusion, impairment and disabling issues. Considering concepts from a wide range of areas this book goes beyond education and develops an understanding particularly of social and medical model influences.
An easily accessible text, that will provide the student with a strong foundation in disabilities studies,
This will be a useful addition to my reading list for the Concepts of Person Centred Care module in the Foundation Degree Health and Social Care programme.
Recommended reading for students researching disability topic
This is an excellent book that helps to bring the hitherto neglected area of disability into a central place within social work education. The book is usefully presented in short, digestable, sections that are clearly written. Students will find this book a valuable source throughout their studies.
Good text for further reading.
Really well laid out into small chapters which are accessible for students who require an introduction to issues relating to Disabaility Studies.
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