University Students with Disabilities and ELT

Neshkovska, Silvana and Bosilkovska, Stela (2018) University Students with Disabilities and ELT. ELTAM Journal Re-imagining teaching: Rejuvenating and transforming classroom practices, 3. pp. 54-68. ISSN 1857-9965

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Contemporary society is under constant pressure to provide people with disabilities with equal opportunities. Logically, the first step in that direction implies providing them with access to all levels of education. At first glance, this task seems quite simple, nevertheless a closer look at the core of this issue reveals the immensity and complexity of the matter. First and foremost, there is a wide range of physical and mental disabilities. In addition, their manifestations could vary from mild to extremely severe ones. This immediately raises a series of contentious issues. Are mainstream EFL teachers adequately prepared to deal with such a great challenge? Is it really possible to teach students with disabilities alongside with regular students? Is it possible to turn the regular classroom into equally conducive environment for all types of students? This paper examines the current state of affairs regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in the EFL academic courses in the Republic of Macedonia. The findings brought to the forefront rest on interviews with university teachers of English and students of English who agreed to share their experiences and viewpoints regarding this issue. Keywords: students, disabilities, tertiary education

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Silvana Neskovska
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 10:30

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