Reading stories of inclusion: Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion

| 0 Comments

Reading stories of inclusion: Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion (2009)

by Dr Andrew Azzopardi

 Author's Description

In writing this work I have tried to get beneath the clich├ęs of disability metaphors to

reveal the social constructions surrounding this theme. In this research, I have

sought to understand inclusion within the various experiences I am engaged with in

my professional and academic responsibilities. Being an ocular-centred community,

we need to "see" what is happening and to read stories that are close to the reality

we are succumbed in. These are stories that transcend from the people to the

people, rather than from the researchers/academics to researchers/academics. That

is why this work becomes the process of not only identifying the complex dynamics

and snags surrounding the "inclusion" agenda I am engrossed in, but also maps out a

way to get back on trail and to come up with the answers.


_ Paperback: 296 pages

_ Publisher: VDM Verlag (April 22, 2009)

_ Language: English

_ ISBN-10: 3639141423

_ ISBN-13: 978-3639141429

_ Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches


About the Author

Dr. Andrew Azzopardi is a Lecturer with the Department of Youth & Community

Studies at the University of Malta. His lecturing focuses on sociology, critical

pedagogy, disability politics, inclusive & multicultural education, community

management, youth & community studies. He is currently coordinating a Masters in

Inclusive Education & Communities.

Leave a comment

Recent Entries

FICCDAT Conference 2011
Ficcdat Bulletin 2011 1 June 10 09View more PDF documents from Scott Rains.…
Reading stories of inclusion: Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion
Reading stories of inclusion: Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion (2009)by Dr Andrew Azzopardi Author's DescriptionIn writing this…
European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Design for User-Centred Innovation
The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) circulates the following announcement:Moving a large bureaucracy, like the European Commission (EC), into…
Short Holidays in the US: Californa State Parks? Maybe Not!
The 74.9 million people who visit state parks produce over $4 billion in direct spending associated with their trip, a…
The "Back Door" to Universal Design: Aging in Place
When we talk about Universal Design as the foundation of both aging-in-place and Inclusive Tourism we often run into two…
US Fair Housing: More than 10,000 complaints filed last year, most alleging disability discrimination
WASHINGTON - A record 10,552 fair housing discrimination complaints were filed in fiscal year 2008, according to a report…
Short Holidays in Australia: Use Sydney for All
This time of year Downunder the main motivator for taking short holidays to nearby destinations may be weather rather than…
Short Holidays in Sri Lanka: Rebuilding for Inclusion
Wherever you are in the world Inclusive Tourism is good business. Where can you go for a short nearby holiday…