Education of Exceptional Children and Youth

Through meetings with disabled people, students revise assumptions about attitudes and behaviours, and challenge prejudice, in order to design suitable alternatives through cooperation with disabled people. Personal perspectives on disability: experience and feelings. Public and media perception: facts and figures. Models of disability, myths and reality. Current sources of support, criteria and aims, good practice, reasonable adjustments…


Periodic Reporting for period 1 - RISEWISE (RISEWISE -RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement)
Sümer, Zeynep(2021-2-28)
Women with disabilities have more difficulties to find an employment and to integrate in social day life activities than men with disabilities. This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experi...
Differentiated Function of School in Socio-Culturally Disadvantaged Context: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study from Turkey
Caliskan, Zuhal Zeybekoglu; Simsek, Hasan; Kondakçı, Yaşar (2017-09-01)
This study analyses the functioning of a school as a social system in an atypical context with the purpose of generating propositions to tackle educational problems confronted by socially and economically disadvantaged groups attending these schools. Adopting the constructivist grounded theory, the analysis suggests that there is a kind of “vicious cycle” in the functioning of this atypical school, which adversely affects the school system. Breaking the vicious cycle involves five basic propositions: (1) ma...
An Inquiry Into the Necessity of Participation of People with Disabilities in Architecture
Karayama, Hatice Tuğba; Erkılıç, Mualla; Department of Architecture (2022-9-01)
In the second half of the 20th century, disability rights advocates criticized society and authorities for considering disability as personal misfortune and inferiority and for not taking any responsibility for the struggle of people with disabilities. Those critiques developed a new perspective, the Social Model of Disability, affecting disability studies, rights, and policies. The Social Model defined disability as the outcome of the interaction between a person with impairment and the social and built en...
Developing bodily movement games to teach basic life skills for children with mental disabilities
Nazirzadeh, Mohammad Javad; Çağıltay, Kürşat; Department of Modeling and Simulation (2015)
Students with mental disabilities often have trouble generalizing concepts and skills from one setting to another. An alternative way to teach generalization is to teach students solve problems pertinent to their daily lives and to reinforce behaviors that would occur in the natural environment. In this thesis, we propose a system to augment the environment for mentally disabled students in order to easily cope with life skills by game and fun. The games were developed for motion sensing input devices by fo...
Behavioral preferences, feelings, and social identity level in a low-status group: the impacts of social identity salience, and group boundary permeability with a novel concept of hierarchical permeability
Elgin, Veysel Mehmet; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray; Department of Psychology (2007)
The aim of this thesis was to investigate the impacts of both the group boundary permeability (with a novel concept) and the social identity salience on the low-status group members’ behavioral preferences, feelings, and social identity level with reference to the social identity theory. The participants were 138 undergraduate students from Abant İzzet Baysal University. All participants completed behavioral alternatives questionnaire, negative feelings of personal treatment questionnaire, and the Organizat...
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