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McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This review essay talks about two books on disability. One message above all others jumps out of from these two books: namely, the failure of human society to adequately respond to the needs of their fellow citizens who are disabled. The combined authorship of over 40 scholars across the two books and their 24 chapters conclude that disability,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Chang, Mei-Ying; McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
Most research into family care-giving has been undertaken in western, English-speaking societies with little cognisance taken of possible differences across cultures. Home-based interviews were conducted with 117 mothers and fathers in Taipei City, Taiwan and five main themes were identified using content analysis. Three themes expressed the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Asians, Children, Mental Retardation
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McConkey, Roy; Mariga, Lilian; Braadland, Nina; Mphole, Palesa – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A 5-day workshop is described which was designed specifically to prepare Lesotho parents to act as trainers for other parents with a child who has a disability. Twelve months after participating in the workshop, participants (n=21) had organized 19 training events throughout Lesotho for families and community groups. (Contains 13 references.)…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness
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O'Toole, Brian; McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1995
This paper describes video training packages that have been developed in Guyana as part of Hopeful Steps, a program which uses the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) model of service delivery for training rehabilitation workers and volunteers and now serves children with disabilities and their families in five rural regions of the country. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Disabilities