ERIC Number: EJ1230928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Incorporation of Universal Design for Learning in FCS Curriculum at Post-Secondary Institutions in Botswana
Trivedi, Shikha; Mthombeni, Fungai M.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v111 n3 p58-62 Sep 2019
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical paradigm that advocates educational success for the highest proportion of students possible. Many countries have embraced this philosophy as a way of providing an environment that addresses learner's diverse needs. Historically, learners with certain special needs have been denied full participation in the school's daily activities due to infrastructure barriers and community attitudes. They have been denied access to education, participation in community's cultural events, recreation, and transportation due to their challenges. Although it is rather difficult to get accurate global statistics of people with special needs, the estimate is that more than 1 billion of the world population (15% of the world's population) live with some form of disabilities (World Health Organization, 2011).
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Resources, Learner Engagement, Consumer Science, Departments, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana