What Do You See? Perceptions of Disability
Perspectives & Resources
By completing the entire Perspectives & Resources section and reviewing the accompanying activities, the learner will:
- Understand that our perceptions about people with disabilities are shaped by our beliefs, our cultural backgrounds and experiences, and portrayals in media
- Recognize and dispel some of the common misconceptions about people with disabilities
- Understand how perceptions impact people with disabilities in both positive and negative ways
- Recognize that the language we use conveys meaning but also communicates attitudes, perceptions, and emotions
This IRIS Module aligns with the following licensure and program standards and topic areas. Click the arrows below to learn more.
CAEP standards for the accreditation of educators are designed to improve the quality and effectiveness not only of new instructional practitioners but also the evidence-base used to assess those qualities in the classroom.
- Standard 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge
CEC standards encompass a wide range of ethics, standards, and practices created to help guide those who have taken on the crucial role of educating students with disabilities.
- Standard 1: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences
InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards are designed to help teachers of all grade levels and content areas to prepare their students either for college or for employment following graduation.
- Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice
NCATE standards are intended to serve as professional guidelines for educators. They also overview the “organizational structures, policies, and procedures” necessary to support them.
- Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Dispositions
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