Reporting from the margins: disabled academics reflections on higher education

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This article is rooted in the narratives of four disabled people with obvious impairments within higher education institutions (HEI). Their lived experiences highlight how the adoption of the neoliberal agenda by HEIs has ensured the continued exclusion of disabled academics. This article shares how the implementation of mainstream business structures, and the business ethos, has been experienced by disabled academics seeking equality of education and professional academic opportunities. It demonstrates the personal impacts that can occur when institutions vehemently value income over...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Disability; Equity; Governance; Policy; Career development; Students

Keywords: People with disability; Academic staff; Case study; Perception; Equal opportunity; Equal treatment; Discrimination; Barrier; Working conditions; Policy implications; Special needs students

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm University Press, 2020

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Journal volume: 22

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2020

Pages: pp. 265-274

ISSN: 1745-3011 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.70

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