This is an essential text for anyone committed to social justice and with an interest in promoting equality.
This third edition of a classic text is a most welcome addition, providing over forty critical chapters from many of the key writers in the field. The book simultaneously manages to update past ideas while framing new theory. It is a must have for all disability studies scholars.
This is has been a core text on the NM5103 Long term conditions and enablement programme here at the University of Chester since 2014. An excellent book which is used frequently in the teaching of BA Health and Social Care students.
This is a useful book for those who work with students with disabilities or they aim to work so. It provides an overview of current policies and practice enriched by several research examples, concerning equality and diversity, social and educational inclusion of disabled people. It covers almost all aspects of disability, SEN and inclusion.
This is an excellent book for any student who is learning about how the environment can impact on those people who are described as having a disability.
Good supplementary text for our pre-reg students
This text highlights key issues for social care workers. It covers a broad range of topics which will help to initiate further exploration around disability.
Additional reading for students
This is a valuable updated text which provides students with a range of areas to explore in the field of disability and incorporates some new areas. Preparation for one session will incorporate the chapter on exclusion and education.
This edited text covers so much it is breathtaking. As a resource for anyone working with 'people' it is invaluable. My theatre colleagues have just returned it to me!!
Excellent book for ensuring students understand the key issues affecting people with disabilities and understanding the social construction of disability. I will be recommending this text on the MA Social Work degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton.
It is an essential text to students and academics who are concerned about disability, critical pedagogy, fairness and social justice. It's critical and insightful and students will benefit greatly from reading this text.
Good supplemental book for Learning Disability and Mental Health student nurses,
Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments provides an excellent foundation in disability studies. While international in scope, the many chapters in this book set out the universal social barriers faced by persons with disability in every aspect of social life. The book surpasses its aims to promote understanding of the experience of disabled people and of how to support the already active role they play in the community. The first section of the book offers an invaluable conceptual foundation for social policy students with an interest in disability studies.
This book has been updated to include new theories, policies and ideas, which captures the continuing changes within society. This text will be recommended to both UG and PG students studying social work with an interest in disability and promoting equality.
A good read for understanding disability studies and promoting equality.
This is a useful text that encourages students to broaden their thinking and question norms, values and structural factors.
This book will be useful across a number of modules within the new degree and it will be included in the reading lists.
situations stated is very country based, and hence not very applicable to our local situation. Yet it serves as a country comparative and students can use it to critically analyse the local situations/ policies etc.
I am only half way through this book and already I have changed my opinions on subjects. This has been a good topic conversational opener in my courses when we are discussing and learning about Equality. It is mainly aimed at women but has helped me to deliver this subject in a more open and inviting way. looking forward to getting to the end of the book.