Universal instructional design: A new framework for accommodating students in social work courses

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Priscilla Gibson

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Abstract

This article provides an analysis of the current method of accommodating students with disabilities in social work education and presents a new framework for providing universal access to all students in social work education: Universal Instructional Design (UID). UID goes beyond adapting already developed social work curricula to fit the needs of an individual student with a disability, to building in accommodations in the front-end of curriculum design that promote a more inclusive environment for all students. The 4 components of UID are discussed, along with the challenges to its implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-277
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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