DINST522-23B (NET)

Inclusion Policy and Practice: A Disability Rights Approach

30 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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In this paper we look at the way disability through a disability rights perspective and how disability rights underpins policy and practice in contemporary society.
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How this paper will be taught

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This is a NET paper. The Moodle site houses the content of paper. There are 6 topics covered over a 12 week trimester. Each topic has a discussion forum which you are strongly encouraged to engage with along with the Moodle content and readings from the reading list. Each 2 weeks we will have a Zoom Hui (set for 4.00pm NZST) starting on Wednesday July 19. If you cannot attend the Zoom will be recorded and uploaded on Panopto.

There are 2 assignments.

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Required Readings

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All required readings are listed in the Reading list on Moodle and are available through this list and/or the library
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced critical knowledge of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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  • Articulate and use an intersectional framework in analysis of social inclusion policy and practice
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  • Develop advanced knowledge of and use a human rights framework to inform critical analysis of contemporary social inclusion policy and practice
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  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of and skills to include the lived experiences of people with disabilities to critically appraise rights based policy and practice
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  • Discuss and present advanced knowledge of how contemporary inclusion policy and practice reflects and realizes disability rights
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Assignment 1: Rights based policy

The focus of this assignment is to learn more about a particular disability right that is articulated in the UNCRPD and outline how it is informing policy in New Zealand and/or internationally.

Part A: Critical review of one Article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (25%)

Choose one area of rights outlined in one of the Articles of the Convention (UCRPD). Write a critical review of this Article under the following headings:
• Introduction - describe principles and aims of this Article
• Context - give an overview of why this Article is important and what kinds of outcomes are expected from the progressive realisation of this right.
• Conclusion - discuss at least three ways signatory countries could make changes to implement this Article.

Part B: Infographic depicting how this Article relates to domestic or international policy (25%)

Using the area of rights (Article) chosen in Part A

  • Research and identify a disability or broader social policy (New Zealand or International country) that addresses this right either specifically for people with disabilities or that includes people with disabilities as part of a broader social policy.
  • Develop an infographic that depicts this policies aims, how it addresses the area of rights for people with disabilities and what outcomes it has achieved.

Assignment 2: Rights based practice

The focus of this assignment is to identify and research how disability rights are informing practice in a key area of rights articulated in the UNCRPD eg education, employment, health, violence prevention, women and children to build knowledge of contemporary research in this area and present how the research is informing practice through the lived experience of disabled people.

Part A: Annotated review of current research and practice that applies a rights based approach (25%)

Using the area of rights focused on in Assignment 1 complete a literature (peer reviewed and grey literature) search. Draw on at
least 10 journal articles and/or reports from 2012 - 2022 that report on work (research or projects) that have focused on this right. Use the following headings in a table (annotated review)
1. Full citation information 2. Main focus or purpose of the work. 3. Special features of the work that were unique or helpful. 4. Background of the author/s developers 5. Conclusions or observations reported

Part B: Present key findings from the review through the 'story' of a person with a lived experience of disability, using a presentation format eg powerpoint presentation, interactive poster, other audio visual presentation (25%)

Through the story of at least one person with a disability (find the story online) present how this right has been realized or could be realized linking to the themes from the annotated review
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment1 Part A Rights-based Policy: Critical review UNCRPD Article
14 Aug 2023
No set time
25
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2. Assignment1: Part B Rights-based policy Domestic/international policy
14 Aug 2023
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2:Part A Rights-based practice Annotated review
2 Oct 2023
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 2:Part B Rights-based practice Audio-visual presentation
2 Oct 2023
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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