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Journey through the Trials and Triumphs of Disability

African Journal of Disability


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Journey through the Trials and Triumphs of Disability
 
Creator Laas, Helen L.; South African Association for Learning and Educational Differences, KwaZulu-Natal branch

Inclusive Education, Embury Institute for Teacher Education, Durban
 
Subject Education; Inclusive Education; tertiary education Inclusive education; disability; teacher; tertiary education
Description One Woman’s journey through the Trials and Triumphs of Disability, Disabled Peoples International 8th World Assembly 2011 Durban, South Africa, October 10–13, 2011. When embarking on my career as a teacher at a special school in South Africa, I never thought that a motor vehicle accident would place me in the position where my learners with disabilities suddenly saw me as an ally. Little did I realise the chasm that exists between able-bodied people and people with disabilities, or the remarkable role I would find myself in whilst actively addressing disability and Inclusive Education issues. My experiences with disability in South Africa drew encouraging attention from delegates at the Disabled People’s International 8th World Assembly when I shared my story. The resounding positive response affirmed that my experiences are not unique to nationality, gender, race or age, and are typical of the time and country in which I live, where people with disabilities are considered to have little potential, and woman with disabilities are further marginalised. In the infancy of our democracy, we are still in the early days of attending to equity amongst all South Africans. This story comprises both a narrative and a graphic presentation which run parallel, although not always telling an identical story; they complement one another and should be experienced simultaneously. Ultimately, it relates the success that can be achieved by pro-active people with disabilities as members of the South African society within their own spheres of knowledge and skill to change attitudes and practices of people without disabilities in education and local communities.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
Contributor Embury Institute for Teacher Education
Date 2012-09-28
 
Type — qualitative research
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajod.v1i1.16
 
Source African Journal of Disability; Vol 1, No 1 (2012); 9 pages
 
Language en
 
Relation http://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/download/16/72 http://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/download/16/292
 
Coverage Africa; South Africa; KwaZulu Natal; Durban 2007 - 2011 B.Ed Foundation Phase students
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