Practice of Yes! Working with Overseas Partners to Include Students with Disabilities
Designed for exchange professionals working with overseas partners to place students with disabilities in exchange programs.
A Practice of Yes! Working with Overseas Partners to Include Students with Disabilities
Edited by: Lorna McLeod and Michele Scheib
Copyright: 2005 by Mobility International USA
This handy, quick-reference guide, designed for exchange professionals working with overseas partners to place students with disabilities in exchange programs, includes common concerns voiced by overseas partners and real world answers from experienced exchange professionals.
Loaded with practical advice, best practices, stories of success and resources, this publication is an indispensable 'how-to' guide for assessing personal and institutional policies, approaching situations creatively, working across cultures and putting lessons learned into practice - a practice of 'yes'.
Table of Contents
About This Booklet
Assessing Personal and Institutional Practices
- Staff Receptiveness
- To Empower or Protect?
- Economic Incentives
- Reaching Partner Agreements
Approaching Situations Creatively
- Housing and Homestays
- No- and Low-Cost Accommodations
- Unusual Environments
Working Across Cultures
- Words and Concepts in Cultural Context
- Cultural Differences in Decisions about Accommodations
- Disability Rights and International Exchange
Implementing Best Practices
- Know Your Student
- Know Your Partner
- Know Your Resources
- Know the Incentives
- Know the Program
Using Other Resources