Using UDL-related methods in education, teacher training, and job-development for young women with developmental disabilities in India
Susie Gronseth, University of Houston, United States ; Elizabeth Dalton, Rhode island, United States ; Boris Alvarez, Irma Iglesias, Paola Vergara, Fellow Group, Chile ; Jeanne Carey Ingle, Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Bridgewater State University, United States ; Debra Bauder, Katherine Cooper, University of Louisville, United States ; Cindy Anderson, Roosevelt University, United States ; Kevin Anderson, University of Michigan, United States ; Vivian Intatano, Raja Soliman Science & Technology High School, Philippines ; Peggy Semingson, Kathryn Pole, University of Texas-Arlington, United States ; Kerry Armstrong, Brenda Boreham, Terri Mack, Strong Nations, Canada ; Lisa Harris, Winthrop University, United States ; Dave Edyburn, University of Central Florida, United States ; Janet Arndt, Gordon College, United States ; Britt Tatman Ferguson, National University, United States ; Nili Luo, Southwestern College, United States ; Lindsay Yearta, Winthrop University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract Disability support in India for persons with developmental disabilities has been ignored or hidden for generations due to cultural and social pressures and beliefs. Recently, however, long-held social norms have begun to change through progressive and creative program and professional development. During the last decade, OM Creation Trust of Mumbai, through an innovative blend of educational, spiritual, arts-based, and skill-based approaches, has seen great success for women and men with development disabilities to build productive and meaningful lives. Based in the research model of integral research design, this best practice session will highlight core program components of teacher training and professional development, individual assessment, and the unique spirituality and creativity of the FACE program model in Mumbai, India. Implications for international model application and linkages with UDL are shared.
Gronseth, S., Dalton, E., Alvarez, B., Iglesias, I., Vergara, P., Ingle, J.C., Pacheco-Guffrey, H., Bauder, D., Cooper, K., Anderson, C., Anderson, K., Intatano, V., Semingson, P., Pole, K., Armstrong, K., Boreham, B., Mack, T., Harris, L., Edyburn, D., Arndt, J., Ferguson, B.T., Luo, N. & Yearta, L. (2019). Using UDL-related methods in education, teacher training, and job-development for young women with developmental disabilities in India. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 245-249). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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