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Neuroethics in Higher Education Policy

Authors: Baker, Dana Lee, Leonard, Brandon

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  • Explores essential conundrums of practices and policies addressing neurodiversity and identified disabilities in higher education in modern democracies
  • Focuses on key features of the higher education experience affecting the ethics of decision-making related to differences in human capacities in higher education
  • Addresses neuroethics from the perspective of universally designed learning and policy design sets
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About this book

This book focuses on neuroethics in higher education in the United States. After introducing readers to the philosophical and policy foundations of the neuroethics of higher education, this book explores essential conundrums in the neuroethical practice of higher education in modern democracies. Focusing on neuroethics from the perspective of universally designed learning and policy design sets this project apart from other work in the field. Advances in neuroscience and changes in attitudes towards disability have identified mechanisms by which higher education infrastructures interact with both individuals considered neurotypical and those with identified disabilities to diminish students’ capacity to enter, persist, and complete higher education. Policy to date has focused on identified disabilities as a requirement for accommodations. This strategy both underestimates the effect of ill-fitting infrastructures on those considered neurologically typical and serves to stratify the student body. As a result, neuroethical gaps abound in higher education.  

About the authors

Dana Lee Baker, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at Washington State University, USA. Dr. Baker is the author of The Politics of Neurodiversity (2011) and the editor of Disability and U.S. Politics (2016).

Brandon Leonard, MSW, is a US Army Veteran and current social work practitioner. In his practice, Brandon operates from a Trauma Informed perspective oriented by Queer Theory, Social Learning Theory, and Systems Theory. Brandon has worked in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the non-profit sector.  

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“This book makes an important contribution to our larger conversation about diversity and social justice in US higher education. The struggle to promote accessibility for the disabled on college campuses has tended to emphasize recognition of, and accommodations for, individuals managing physical limitations. Dr. Baker makes a compelling case that university faculty, staff, and administrators must also consider how students with neurological differences face institutional and cultural barriers to their full and robust participation in the education process. Those privileged to teach or serve a diverse student body in the 21st century will be well-served by reading this book and reflecting on how American higher education can improve its commitment to equal access and opportunity for neurodiverse students.” (Nick McRee, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sociology and Social Work, University of Portland, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59020-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroethics in Higher Education Policy
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59020-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59020-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59019-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95486-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 183
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