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    canterella
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    Psalter, your assignment

    Post  canterella on Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:47 pm

    OK English is not my first language anyway, but I really struggle to make sense of some sentences, can you clarify it for me?

    1.
    "Hodkinson, at great length, defines disability as a social situation that arises out of a hegemony that pervades society that effectively, disability exists where society has not made adequate allowances for people to exist and function in a way that is not exclusionary."


    2. what's a socio-ecological model? as in: (He goes on to query whether children have the same notions and attitudes toward disability and whether the currently accepted socio-ecological model of disability has any effect on the formation of children’s conceptualisation of disability)


    3.Hodkinson’s research into this area produced inconclusive results that he poses may be heavily influenced by the attitudes and values held by parents, siblings, and other socially constructive influences in the children’s lives.

    4.Angelides and Aravi (2006) write that there is a need to take not of the student voice when it comes to comparing mainstream education with special school education. - you've got a typo there.

    5.So that they could examine the effects of special education against the contrasting mainstream education, they took the time to interview twenty students that had attended one or the other and compared their experiences. "In an effort to examine'...or something like that, rather than start the sentence with "So...

    6.The results are mixed. It was found that those hearing impaired and Deaf individuals that attended mainstream schools felt that they were often forced to the outside and often felt very alone in the mainstream education. Contrasted against hearing impaired and Deaf students who attended special schools and were better able to socialise and integrate because of communication advantages, this is not surprising.


    why do you use a capital letter in 'deaf'?

    7.Angus Macfarlane (2007) frequently supports the perspective that students that are experiencing behavioural or learning difficulties do so as a result of a relationship issue between the environment and themselves.
    (wouldn’t students who’ instead of ‘students that’ sound better?)

    8.Macfarlane (2007) goes on to say that, therefore, if there is any problem arising out of disability, that it is a result of the school environment and a responsibility of the school to fix for the student and all others affected.
    - something missing there?
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    Re: Psalter, your assignment

    Post  Psalter on Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:53 pm

    why do you use a capital letter in 'deaf'?

    I'll address this first... because it is something I learnt on SC that interested me.

    Deaf is an acknowledged culture, therefore it is not a situation or a state of being that requires a lowercase letter but it is a proper noun... requiring uppercase. Interesting no?

    Thanks for the feedback and the call on the typo... making a few corrections now.
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    Re: Psalter, your assignment

    Post  Psalter on Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:59 pm

    what's a socio-ecological model? as in: (He goes on to query whether children have the same notions and attitudes toward disability and whether the currently accepted socio-ecological model of disability has any effect on the formation of children’s conceptualisation of disability)

    Socio-ecological model is a model of viewing disability (and all behaviour) as a product of the environment.

    Thanks a lot, everything else was fixed.
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    Re: Psalter, your assignment

    Post  canterella on Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:20 pm

    I like your final copy. Interestingly, this very topic has been discussed this morning on Radio Live but the accent was on autistic children, and the parents participating in the debate hold pretty much the same viewpoint as yours - that it is up to the individual student and their parents to choose which model suits them best. The conclusion was that the current system of inclusive schooling works OK for the majority but the problem for some schools is that they don't have enough financial resources to employ teacher aides who can assist students with severe disabilities.

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