Gender and Disability: A First Look at Rehabilitation Syllabi and a Call to Action

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Allen Lewis
Sarah Brubaker
Amy Armstrong


gender, disability, rehabilitation


This study provides an overview of recent scholarship in the area of gender and disability, as well as findings from an evaluation of syllabi from five core courses in graduate rehabilitation education programs.  Findings from this exploratory study revealed a need for more attention toward integration of the topic of gender and disability into rehabilitation education courses.  Study results showed that in only one out of three courses where there would be a reasonable expectation to see such topics was the content actually addressed.  Specific recommendations for enhancing attention to gender issues within rehabilitation education courses are offered.

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