Faculty Awareness and Training in the Post-Secondary Community: An Annotated Bibliography
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
"An Education Equity Handbook"Binder
This binder covers three distinct demographics: Persons of Aboriginal Ancestry, Persons with Disabilities and Women in Non-traditional Roles.
The introduction explains to the professor how the book can be used as reference to help students in the classroom. The author indicates why education equity is necessary, that it doesn't lower entrance standards for students, the importance of confidentiality and the services the SIAST education equity program offers for individualized support. It also discusses what is expected of the Education Equity Coordinators and how they can offer assistance to students and professors.
The section that refers to Persons with Disabilities is 44 pages long. Three pages are devoted to discussing each disability type and helping the reader to answer the following questions:
- What is the disability?
- How will I know the student has it?
- What is the student to do?
- What does Education Equity do?
- What can I do (As a professor)?
The following disabilities are discussed: ADD/ADHD, Emotional and Psychiatric Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities such as Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities such as amputation, Hearing Impairments, Paralysis, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizures, Speech Impairments and Visual Impairments.
The handbook is set up in a manner that is easy to refer to when a professor has a question regarding education equity. Its format is visually pleasing with plenty of charts, checklists, varying sized fonts, different colours and categorizing of important material. There is a large reference section with a bibliography and contact numbers for organizations that specialize in specific disabilities.
Education Equity Coordinator
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
P.O. Box 1420
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Web site: http://www.siast.sk.ca/~siast/siast/servicesforstudents/#EducationEquity