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Leigh, Jennifer S and Brown, Nicole (2020) Afterword. In: Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education. UCL Press, London, UK, pp. 237-238. E-ISBN 978-1-78735-497-5. (doi:10.2307/j.ctv13xprjr.21) (KAR id:81412)


As we finalise the last edits to this manuscript, the context of higher education has changed suddenly and unexpectedly due to Covid-19. By the end of March 2020, in the UK and across the world, people and governments are scrambling to control and contain a pandemic. Governments have mandated that the population practice social-distancing, work remotely, and stay home wherever possible to reduce the spread of this novel coronavirus, and to protect the vulnerable – that is those who are elderly or who have underlying health conditions. Higher Education Institutions move to provide teaching and assessment online, with academics and students having to quickly learn how to work and use new technology and introduce different pedagogies and research approaches.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.2307/j.ctv13xprjr.21
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Jennifer Leigh
Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 12:56 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 11:09 UTC
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