Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome).
|A School of Education research event|
|Date||1 May 2019|
|Time||12:45 to 14:00|
|Place||Baring Court 201|
|Provider||School of Education|
|Intended audience||Academic staff and students|
The first meeting of the Summer Temr will be Margaret Peat presenting her PhD research:
Unlocking the Word Hoard: The potential of Literacy Learning in the reintegration of Ex Offenders, Disabled People and those discharged from the Armed Forces
The purpose of my research has been to identify the particular social and educational experiences, which have affected research participants’ access to adult literacy learning and vocational rehabilitation programmes; the key episodes in which illiteracy and dissociation occurred and the transition points to literacy learning and vocational rehabilitation. It has also focussed on the features of effective learning and vocational rehabilitation programmes in preventing the cycle of disadvantage. This presentation to SEND will be based on the issues arising from biographical narrative interpretive interviews with research participants. These have challenged and broadened my original assumptions about the nature and impact of exclusion; the types of transition experiences which can be formative for individuals; the nature of the learning which can play a part in restoring and resolving identity; and the ways in which reflexivity and instrumentality can be developed in support of individual agency.
Baring Court 201