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Including people with learning difficulties in cultural and heritage sites

Rix, Jonathan and Lowe, Ticky (2010). Including people with learning difficulties in cultural and heritage sites. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 16(3) pp. 207–224.

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Abstract

This paper examines the processes involved in a participatory inclusive research project in Liverpool and Merseyside, UK. The project involved 25 people with learning difficulties - the Heritage Forum - visiting 13 cultural and heritage sites on more than 50 occasions across a 15-month period. The research provides a much needed resource at a time when there is a lack of provision for, and research into, the intellectual accessibility of cultural and heritage sites in the UK and globally. This paper details the research approach taken by the Heritage Forum, providing a flexible protocol about ways of working with groups and individuals with learning difficulties. It also reports on the Heritage Forum's general findings about the cultural and heritage sites, providing some initial guidance about how to best include this diverse population.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1352-7258
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21169
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 13:18
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 03:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21169
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