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Disability and the University


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Mike Oliver: Foreword - Ben Whitburn/Christopher McMaster: Political Struggle for Inclusion in Higher Education - Travis Chi Wing Lau: Slowness, Disability, and Academic Productivity: The Need to Rethink Academic Culture - Denise Beckwith: Disability Advocacy Within the Ableist Environment of Academia - Fady Shanouda: The Violent Consequences of Disclosure ... and How Disabled and Mad Students Are Pushing Back - Leechin Heng: Negotiating the Space of Academia as a Disabled Student - Megan Zahneis: Disability Studies in Higher Education: Developing Identity and Community - Justin Freedman/Laura Jaffee/Katie Roquemore/Yosung Song/Hetsie Swartz Veitch: Beyond Compliance: Disabled Student Activism on Campus - George Low: Reasonable Adjustments - Zoie Sheets: But You Look Fine: Limitations of the Letter of Accommodation - Justin Harford: Universalizing International Exchange for Students with Disabilities - Mostafa Attia: The Need for Systemic Supports: Barriers Faced by Students with Disabilities in the Majority World - April B. Coughlin: "I Can't Even Reach the Waffle-maker!": Increasing Access for Students with Physical Disabilities on University Campuses - Georgia Geller: Assistance Dogs and Academia: Supporting the Dynamic Duo - Erin Pritchard: A Hierarchy of Impairments: The Absence of Body Size in Disability Accommodations Within Universities - Boopathi P./Muruganandan K.: Creating an Accessible and Resilient Environment Inside the Indian University - Katelin Anderson/Beth Rogers: Disabled by Society: Knowing and Invoking Your Rights - Karen McCall: Identifying and Eliminating Digital Barriers - Tafadzwa Rugoho: Navigating the Mud of Tertiary Education: The Experience of Disabled Students at Universities in the Global South - Maree Roche: Even the Delusional Can Learn: The Recognition of Diverse States of Mind, Knowing and Being - Matthew Bereza: From Classification to Culture: Learning Disabilities in Higher Education - Contributors.

About the Author

Christopher McMaster, PhD, is the author of Educating All: Developing Inclusive School Cultures from Within (Peter Lang). He is the creator and lead editor of the Survive and Succeed postgraduate student support series, with editions published on the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Scandinavia. Dr. McMaster has most recently been Assistant Professor of Education of Special Education at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, USA. He has since returned to his adopted home of New Zealand where he teaches in the local community on a Pacific voyaging canoe and writes novels.

Benjamin Whitburn, PhD, lectures in inclusive education at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, in the undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programs. He has published a body of literature in the field of disability studies in education that explores in particular how knowledge on disability translates to policy and practice in diverse educational contexts. In addition to the current volume, Dr. Whitburn coedited Postgraduate Study in Australia (Peter Lang) with Christopher McMaster, Caterina Murphy and Inger Mewburn.

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