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Author Soorenian, Armineh,
Title Disabled international students in British higher education : experiences and expectations / Armineh Soorenian, University of Leeds, UK.
Imprint Rotterdam, The Netherlands : SensePublishers, 2013.

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Series Studies in Inclusive Education ; volume 23
Studies in inclusive education (Sense Publishers) ; v. 23.
Subject College students with disabilities -- Great Britain.
Students, Foreign -- Great Britain.
Education.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A wealth of evidence demonstrates that disabled domestic students experience disabling barriers in such areas as funding, pedagogy and social life in Higher Education (HE). Research also indicates that non-disabled international students experience a wide range of cultural and linguistic difficulties throughout their university experience whilst studying in England. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of research concerning the specific experiences of disabled international students in English universities. With the increasing internationalisation of HE in the past two decades this is highly significant. Analysing disabled international students' accounts in British universities appears to be all the more pertinent due to the current austerity measures, which have impacted on the financial situation of Higher Education Institutions. Armineh Soorenian comments on the relevance of inclusive educational theories and policies within an increasingly internationalised HE system, with reference to disabled international students' experiences in England. The project is both timely and appropriate as there is an acute shortage of documentation on the application of policies for the inclusion of disabled students and disabled international students specifically in English universities. The findings identify key barriers in the four broad categories of (1) Information, Access and Funding; (2) Disability Services; (3) Learning and Teaching; and (4) Non-Disability Support Services such as accommodation and social life. The study provides an up-to-date snapshot of disabled international students accounts and the multiple disadvantages they experience in their universities based on their identities as disabled, international and sometimes mature students. The author also draws on a number of insights which could contribute towards a more inclusive HE system. The implication of concentrating on disabled international students' experiences have direct ramifications, not only for this specific group, but also a wide range of students from diverse minority backgrounds who could gain from inclusive practices in education.
Contents Disabled International Students in British Higher Education: Experiences and Expectations; TABLE OF CONTENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION: Setting the Scene; 1.1 BACKGROUND; 1.2 AIMS; 1.3 OBJECTIVES; 1.4 METHOD; 1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS; 1.6 A NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY; 1.7 STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK; CHAPTER 2: DISABILITY, HIGHER EDUCATION AND DISABLED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS; 2.1 EXPLAINING 'DISABILITY'; The Individual Medical/Deficit Definition; The Social Definition; Applying the Social Model; 2.2 GLOBALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
2.3 NON-DISABLED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS2.4 'SPECIAL', 'INTEGRATED' AND 'INCLUSIVE' EDUCATION; 'Special Education'; Functionalist Theory; Conflict Theory; Social Control Theory; 'Integration' and 'Inclusion'; 2.5 DISABLED DOMESTIC STUDENTS; 2.6 DISABLED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS; 2.7 SUMMARY; CHAPTER 3: HIGHER EDUCATION, POLICIES AND PRACTICE; 3.1 GENERAL NATIONAL POLICIES FOR WIDENING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION; The Further and Higher Education Act (1992); 3.2 GENERAL NATIONAL INITIATIVES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS; Disability Legislation; Quangos and Non-Governmental Initiatives.
3.3 NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY ON INFORMATION, ACCESS AND FUNDINGInformation for Disabled Domestic, Non-Disabled International, and Disabled International Students; Access for Disabled Domestic, Non-Disabled International, and Disabled International Students; Funding for Disabled Domestic, Non-Disabled International, and Disabled International Students; 3.4 NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY ON DISCLOSURE AND DISABILITY SERVICES; Disabled Domestic Students, Disclosure and Disability Services; Disabled International Students, Disclosure and Disability Services.
3.5 NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY ON LEARNING AND TEACHINGDisabled Domestic Students and Learning and Teaching; Non-Disabled International Students and Learning and Teaching; Disabled International Students and Learning and Teaching; 3.6 NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY ON STUDENT ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL LIFE; Accommodation for Disabled Domestic, Non-Disabled International, and Disabled International Students; Social Activities for Disabled Domestic, Non-Disabled International, and Disabled International Students; 3.7 SUMMARY; CHAPTER 4: CHOOSING, ARRIVING AND SETTLING IN AN ENGLISH UNIVERSITY.
4.1 INFORMATION: FINDING OUTProspectuses and University-specific Information; Information on Disability Services; Information on Non-disability-related Matters; 4.2 CHOOSING COUNTRY/UNIVERSITY/COURSE; Choosing a Country; Selecting Cities; Choosing Courses; 4.3 GENERAL ACCESS: GETTING THERE; 4.4 ENROLLING ON THE COURSE; 4.5 PAYING FOR THE UNIVERSITY: FINANCIAL STRAIN; Paying for Tuition Fees; Paying for Disability-Support Costs; Paying for Living Expenses; 4.6 SPECULATIVE UNIVERSITY VISITS: PREPARATION FOR ADJUSTMENTS; 4.7 SUMMARY; CHAPTER 5: DISCLOSURE AND RECEIVING DISABILITYSUPPORT.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 6, 2014).
ISBN 9789462094130 (electronic bk.)
9462094136 (electronic bk.)
946209411X
9789462094116
9789462094116
9789462094123
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-6209-413-0
OCLC # 869298364
Additional Format Print version: Soorenian, Armineh. Disabled International Students in British Higher Education : Experiences and Expectations. Dordrecht : Springer, 2013