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#1Angella Duvnjak (Griffith University)H-Index: 2
#2Paul Harris (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
In this edition of JoSI we are pleased to present a collection of six papers that explore social inclusion issues as applied to children, young people and people with disabilities across different settings and geographic locations. In various ways this issue examines how meaningful progress in social inclusion can be achieved. Many of the suggested ways forward are discussed in the context of policies and practices reflective of risk averse tendencies that can, implicitly or explicitly, reproduc...
#1Fiona Andrews (Deakin University)H-Index: 5
#2Karen Stagnitti (Deakin University)H-Index: 22
Last. Narelle Robertson (Deakin University)H-Index: 5
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Play is essential for healthy child development. While, the relationship between neighbourhood and young children’s physical activity is well reported in the literature, less is known about preschool children’s social play in different suburban settings. This study took a mixed methods approach. Seventy-two parents from an inner-suburb and 26 parents from an outer-suburb in a metropolitan city in Australia returned a survey on: who their preschool age children played with and where their childre...
#1Karenne Hills (Griffith University)H-Index: 1
#2Jayne Ruth Clapton (Griffith University)H-Index: 6
Last. Pat Dorsett (Griffith University)H-Index: 9
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People with severe (nonverbal) autism are significantly under researched. Physical, communication and social limitations have created misconceptions concerning their ability to engage in meaningful communication and to participate in collaborative research. Those who are nonverbal often communicate by use of a specialised device that requires the assistance of a personal facilitator. This process, while representing the preferred and frequently only method of communication for people with nonver...
Contemporary disability and rehabilitation researchers would probably be affronted by the idea that they may be exploiting research participants. The probable reality is that subtle and unintentional exploitation is occurring. The researcher stands to gain reputational and career enhancement while the participant’s reward may be a sense of having done something altruistic. Based on my own research experience, feedback from disabled allies, reading about what others are doing and thinking about t...
#1Caitlin Hall (Deakin University)
#2Fiona Andrews (Deakin University)H-Index: 5
Australian urban environments are changing, as increasing numbers of people are moving into high-density dwellings. At the same time solo living is the fastest growing household type in the country. Given the relationship between social isolation, loneliness and health, this literature review aimed to investigate how high-density neighbourhoods can be designed to promote social health in Australia. Using a systematic approach, ten databases were searched for peer-reviewed research, published bet...
#1Emma Gatfield (Griffith University)
#2Nikolas Winter-Simat (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)
This article proposes a salient model of practice, Integrated Systems Approaches (ISA), which emerges from secondary education work with disengaged male youths, and has utility across similar settings. The site hosts students with a range of challenges to engagement, focussing on relationship development, personal accountability, self-reflection and broad education that engages students through transformative learning experiences. Using ISA, practitioners support students’ resilience through: re...
The environment is a critical factor for participation for everyone. The need for accessible transportation and built environment for persons with disabilities to enjoy their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms cannot be overemphasized. This study sought to understand the daily experiences of persons with mobility disabilities with physical and transportation barriers in Accra-Ghana. Photovoice methodology was used to enable participants to tell their stories about access barriers that t...
#1Amy Van Berkum (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 1
#2Abe Oudshoorn (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 3
Homelessness is an ongoing social challenge effecting women in unique ways. The purpose of this research study was to understand a network of health and social services accessed by women experiencing homelessness, and how individuals successfully or unsuccessfully navigated these services. Data were collected utilizing a participatory application of the PhotoVoice method, grounded in a critical feminist intersectional perspective. Six women with lived experience of homelessness were recruited fr...
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#1Jihad Makhoul (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 11
#1Jihad Makhoul (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 3
Last. Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 8
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Objective: To explore the influence of the global structural determinants and their pathways of action on health disparities and social exclusion, drawing on findings from research with four different population groups in an Arab context. We use a socioecological framework to categorise these determinants into levels to allow an in-depth look into their pathways of action on social exclusion and inequalities. Methods: We use findings from an ethnographic study on Palestinian and Iraqi refugees i...
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#1Saqib Amin (National College of Business Administration and Economics)H-Index: 1
Diversity plays a vital role in sustainable development of any country. Discrimination, segregation and bigotry are escalating the pressure on the world’s population. This study aims to investigate the impact of ethnic and religious diversity on social exclusion (in the form of economic exclusion, exclusion from public service and exclusion from civic and public participation as indicated by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) by using data from 187-countries. Based on panel data methodolo...
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