Educational research and the autistic student: an ‘inside-out’ approach

Milton, Damian (2010) Educational research and the autistic student: an ‘inside-out’ approach. In: Macnab, Natasha and Cooke, Sandra, eds. Education researchers: research for change? University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, pp. 109-116. ISBN 9780704427952. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The educational challenges faced by people with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) are well documented (Sainsbury, 2000; Jones et al., 2008). Despite many years of research into autism however, little evidence has been collated on the discourses of autistic people themselves regarding educational practices. The purpose of this paper, is to present an overview of a post-graduate research project, early in its development, that will be examining the autistic „voice‟ in educational discourse, using social constructivist ontology to analyse how autistic people construct their own educational narratives and how their lives are shaped by dominant discourses from the non-autistic viewpoint.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Education, Discourse, Social Construction
Subjects: L Education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC553.A88 Autism. Asperger's syndrome
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 08:17 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2017 14:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62656 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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