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The Resource Childhood Disability, Advocacy, and Inclusion in the Caribbean : A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study, by Beth Harry, (electronic resource)

Childhood Disability, Advocacy, and Inclusion in the Caribbean : A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study, by Beth Harry, (electronic resource)

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Childhood Disability, Advocacy, and Inclusion in the Caribbean : A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study
Title
Childhood Disability, Advocacy, and Inclusion in the Caribbean
Title remainder
A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study
Statement of responsibility
by Beth Harry
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
“Skillfully places the 40-year history of the Immortelle Children’s Center within the larger context of Trinidad/Tobago’s post-colonial development and its current state of 'liminal' in-between-ness, poised to enter the next stage of pursuing the moral imperatives of development by ensuring educational services for children with disabilities.” —Maya Kalyanpur, Professor, University of San Diego, USA “A penetrative ethnographic case study that skillfully weaves the voices of parents, caregivers, teachers, and community activists into a study pierced through with empathy.” —Paula Morgan, Professor, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago “Grounded in the rigor of ethnography and the authority forged by lived experience, Harry offers a multifaceted historical portrait of unsettling questions about human rights and competence, in a young nation of the South with a deep commitment to equality.” —Alfredo Artiles, Professor, Arizona State University, USA This book presents an ethnographic case study of the personal motivations, advocacy, and activation of social capital needed to create and sustain the Immortelle Children’s Centre, a private school that has served children with disabilities in Trinidad/Tobago for four decades. Based on narratives by parents from the 1980’s, current parents, teachers, community advocates, and the author, who was the founder of Immortelle in 1978, the study views the school within the context of a nation standing in a liminal space between developed and developing societies. It argues that the attainment of equity for children with disabilities will require an agenda that includes a legal mandate for education of all children, increased public funding for education, health and therapeutic services, and an on-going public awareness campaign. Relating this study to the global debate on inclusion, the author shows how the implementation of this agenda would have to be adapted to the social, cultural, and economic realities of the society. Beth Harry is Professor of Special Education at the Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Miami, USA.--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • Latin America-Politics and gover
  • Economic development
  • Education and state
  • Economic policy
  • Youth in development
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Childhood Disability, Advocacy, and Inclusion in the Caribbean : A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study, by Beth Harry, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1. Chapter 1 Historical and Cultural Influences on Education Policy and Disability Services -- 2. Chapter 2 The Immortelle: Planting, Nurturing, and Growing -- 3. Chapter 3 Original Parents’ Stories: From “Something not right here” to “She’s wonderful!” -- 4. Chapter 4 Forty Years Later: Current Parents – From “Something not Right Here to “We Need Systems!” -- 5. Chapter 5 “Trinidad is Nice, Trinidad is a Paradise”: Navigating negativity and creating love -- 6. Chapter 6 Sustaining the Immortelle: “You Have to Love What You Do” -- 7. Chapter 7 Building a Community of Advocates: Seeking Unity in Diversity -- 8. Chapter 8 Health and Education: Seeking an Explicit Place on the Agenda -- 9. Chapter 9 Trinidad and Tobago in a Liminal Space.
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978-3-030-23858-2
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Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 283 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783030238582
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computer
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  • c
Other physical details
22 illustrations, 21 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1122791946
Label
Childhood Disability, Advocacy, and Inclusion in the Caribbean : A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study, by Beth Harry, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23858-2
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Chapter 1 Historical and Cultural Influences on Education Policy and Disability Services -- 2. Chapter 2 The Immortelle: Planting, Nurturing, and Growing -- 3. Chapter 3 Original Parents’ Stories: From “Something not right here” to “She’s wonderful!” -- 4. Chapter 4 Forty Years Later: Current Parents – From “Something not Right Here to “We Need Systems!” -- 5. Chapter 5 “Trinidad is Nice, Trinidad is a Paradise”: Navigating negativity and creating love -- 6. Chapter 6 Sustaining the Immortelle: “You Have to Love What You Do” -- 7. Chapter 7 Building a Community of Advocates: Seeking Unity in Diversity -- 8. Chapter 8 Health and Education: Seeking an Explicit Place on the Agenda -- 9. Chapter 9 Trinidad and Tobago in a Liminal Space.
Control code
978-3-030-23858-2
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 283 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030238582
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
22 illustrations, 21 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1122791946

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