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The AHEAD Journal - Issue 4

ISSUE 4, NOV 2016

In Issue 4, amongst other things, we document the increasing move towards universal design for learning in higher education. Dr. Nicole Ofiesh delivers part 2 of her brilliant and insightful look at alternative assessment practice.  We hear from Dr. Moya O'Brien on the application of positive psychology in supporting individuals with disabilities in the workplace and get Valerie Hascoet's thoughts on the challenges of learning a lanuage with Dyslexia. Additionally, we hear from AHEAD's Dara Ryder on Ireland's forthcoming ratification of the Marrakesh treaty and explore the formation of attitudes around disability through a review of a children's book involving disability by 10 year old Sile-Marie Carroll. This and much more into our latest edition which spans almost 100 pages and features articles from across the world. We hope you enjoy it! 

 Full Contents of Issue 4

  • Learning differences, cognitive diversity and examinations in higher education: bringing disability services and faculty together
  • Positive psychology: supporting individuals with disabilities in higher education and in the workplace
  • Including people with disabilities in the workforce
  • Learning a language with dyslexia
  • Student engagement – sharing our learning
  • Universal Design for Learning – License to Learn (UDLL): a European perspective on UDL
  • Universal Design for Learning – a Swedish programme for widening participation
  • Eye opener - how can teacher trainers coach students during internships taking the diversity of students into account?
  • Ireland’s ratification of Marrakesh treaty can open up a world of knowledge for students with disabilities
  • Universal Design in Higher Education - book review by Alan Hurst      
  • Katy by Jacqueline Wilson - book review by Sile-Marie Carroll

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 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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