Dilemmas of enablement: inclusive and special technologies

Blamires, M. (2011) Dilemmas of enablement: inclusive and special technologies. In: Cornwall, J. and Graham-Matheson, L., eds. Leading on Inclusion: Dilemmas, Debates and New Perspectives. London: Routledge. pp. 98-108 ISBN 9780415676229

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This chapter will consider how thinking and practice has developed over the last 25 years in relation to the use of technologies to provide access and engagement with all aspects of education for learners experiencing barriers to learning and inclusion. It will relate the developments in the conceptualisation of special educational needs to advances in our understanding of technology. This will range from the work of Mary Hope in the 1980s (special computers for special children) through the National Curriculum Access technology of Jill Day (1982), NCET’s Success Maker (1986) to the classification systems employed by Chris Abbott (2006). The implications for exploiting the potential of this technology will be considered in relation to other recent findings.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: enabling technology, special educational needs, educational technology, inclusion, assistive technology
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1200 Inclusive education
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Users 44 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 15:48
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 12:47
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/10540

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