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The AHEAD Journal

We are currently seeking submissions for issue 8 of the AHEAD Journal. If you are interested in contributing, view the submission guidelines.

Ann Heelan, Executive Director, AHEADWe are delighted to bring you the AHEAD Journal.  I hope you enjoy the articles and are prompted to write something on what is new or interesting for our next edition.

Ann Heelan, Executive Director

This electronic journal is not a newsletter nor is it an academic journal. It is a space for you working out there on the ground to share innovations, your examples of good practices that deserve to be showcased. Most importantly it is a celebration of what has been done and is done by the champions of disability in higher education and employment, be they disability support officers, academics, professional staff or employers.

Issue 7, May 2018

Issue 7 of our journal highlighting inclusive education and employment practices is out now! In this issue, amongst other things, we look at utilising college infrastructure already in place to promote Universal Design for Learning, we examine the biggest issues facing students with mental health difficulties and we take a look at the key learning from the last 5 years of our WAM Work Placement Programme.

Frederic Fovet of the University of Prince Edward Island looks at using the built in functions of a Learning Management System like Moodle to implement UDL and Dr. Declan Reilly reviews the international literature on the retention of students with disabilities. Lorraine Gallagher (AHEAD) interviews Eileen Daly about a new organisation seeking to re-energise the disability movement in Ireland and Kerry Pace proposes 'working from bed' as a potential solution for some people with disabilities. Caroline McGrotty explores key learning from the WAM Programme on the employment of people with disabilities and Maynooth University's Student Central team present findings from an in-depth review of the programme.

This and much more in our latest edition which spans over 80 pages and features articles from across the world. We hope you enjoy it!

 Full Contents of Issue 7

  • Making do with what we have: using the built in functions of a Learning Management System to implement UDL
  • Student Central at Maynooth University: A Review
  • Mental Health at Third Level: What are the issues facing students and what can we do about them?
  • GetAHEAD Student Mental Health Project: Capturing the Student Voice and Engagement
  • New Horizons – Re-energizing the Disability Movement in Ireland
  • Agile working - exploring the potential of your bed as a working space for those who have a disability
  • International literature on the retention of students with disabilities
  • The WAM Programme - Key Facts & Figures from AHEAD
  • Don’t Stop at the First Hurdle – an interview with a Deaf student on placement
  • Book Review by Alan Hurst – Radical Inclusive Education, Greenstein

Download the PDF or ePub files below to view the journal.

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Accessibility Note

If using screen reading software on the PDF version, use the 'Enter' key to navigate from page to page rather than the 'Page Down' or 'Arrow Down' keys. Alternatively, request a fully tagged .doc version from lorraine.gallagher(at)ahead.ie.

 Interested in making a submission to future issues of the AHEAD Journal?

The Journal is published by AHEAD from its office in Dublin as an electronic publication. There are no paper copies of the publication. Articles are invited with a word length of 1500 – 2500 words. Shorter articles of c. 900 words are also invited. From time to time longer articles based on recent research, up to 3500 words, can be considered. Topics can include any area of practice in further and higher education which relates to the support, progression and achievement of students with disabilities; transition to employment, vocational and professional training and employment; reasonable accommodations and other areas of equality legislation. Please contact Lorraine Gallagher (sub editor) to express an interest in submitting. Submissions from current or past students with disabilities are particularly welcome.

ISSN   2009-8286

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