Developing a mathematics module for students with intellectual disability in higher education

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dc.contributor.author Prendergast, Mark
dc.contributor.author Spassiani, Natasha A.
dc.contributor.author Roche, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-06T10:53:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-06T10:53:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Prendergast, M., Spassiani, N. A. and Roche, J. (2017) 'Developing a Mathematics Module for Students with Intellectual Disability in Higher Education', International Journal of Higher Education, 6 (3), pp. 169-177. doi: 10.5430/ijhe.v6n3p169 en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en
dc.identifier.endpage 177 en
dc.identifier.issn 1927-6044
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10360
dc.identifier.doi 10.5430/ijhe.v6n3p169 en
dc.description.abstract Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) have largely been excluded from accessing all levels of education and participating in college life. Fortunately, academic institutions around the world are slowly beginning to examine how they can support equal citizenship of individuals with ID within their community. In Ireland, one university has recently accredited an innovative higher education programme for college students with intellectual disabilities. One of the emergent modules focuses on mathematics and recognises the importance of developing students’ numeracy skills in order to confidently navigate today’s society. Despite the increased emphasis on general mathematics education, the authors found there to be a dearth of research regarding the development of such a module for students with ID. This paper describes the design and development of the mathematics module and also details its piloting and evaluation with a cohort of students with ID who were enrolled in a higher education course in an Irish university. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sciedu Press en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/ijhe/article/view/11489
dc.rights © 2017 International Journal of Higher Education en
dc.subject Students with intellectual disability en
dc.subject Mathematics education en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Course development en
dc.title Developing a mathematics module for students with intellectual disability in higher education en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark Prendergast, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mark.prendergast@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-07-31T10:10:48Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Higher Education en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mark.prendergast@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.eissn 1927-6052


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