In the UK, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 created a positive duty on the public sector to promote disability equality. This duty extends to higher education and local planning authorities. Based on Zuber-Skerrit's CRASP model for professional development, this paper examines an initiative to enact the duty. It details a completed action research project with undergraduate students and an adult learning project, that works with adults labeled as 'learning disabled'. The paper considers how this co-educational learning experience enabled the undergraduate students to engage with the principles of inclusive design in the built environment and offers a model for how inclusive policy and practice may be implemented at the university level, and particularly in built environment courses.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Innovations in Education and Teaching International|
|Publication status||Published - May 2009|
Peel, D., & Posas, P. J. (2009). Promoting disability equality and inclusive learning in planning education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 46(2), 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703290902844008