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The qualified professional with a disability in public education: Responsive strategies to accommodation dilemmas through analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act and narrative portrayals


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation portrays a narrative inquiry into dilemmas that arise when the educational leaders who are authority figures in public school districts are asked to provide workplace accommodations for the professionals with a disability. To surface the dilemmas, actual life experiences told by individuals with a disability are juxtaposed with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 [ADA]. Through deeper understanding of the dilemmas facing professionals with a disability and public school districts, it is hoped that by understanding disability, more responsive strategies for reasonable accommodation can be identified for the benefit of the employer as well as the qualified professional with a disability.

There lies in me a desire to determine what they should do to treat individuals with a disability with more acceptance, compassion, and respect. I want to be an advocate for other qualified professionals with a disability who face similar struggles. I want to ensure that whenever school administrators encounter adults with a disability, the response will be within the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Teacher education
Classification
0514: School administration
0530: Teacher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Accommodation; Americans with Disabilities Act; Disability; Professional; Public education
Title
The qualified professional with a disability in public education: Responsive strategies to accommodation dilemmas through analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act and narrative portrayals
Author
Flynn-Somerville, Kathy
Number of pages
172
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0178
Source
DAI-A 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542309601, 0542309602
Advisor
Werlinich, Joseph
University/institution
University of Pittsburgh
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3188947
ProQuest document ID
305412397
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305412397
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