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The ALISE 2016 Conference theme of “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation” celebrates the far reaching impact of Eliza T. Dresang’s work. The conference welcomes contributions that explore inclusive practices and innovative strategies in teaching and research, with special interest for Cultural Diversity, Digital Societies, Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice and International Resources.

Our logo for the conference is the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. This is a great symbol of radical change and transformation. Although the caterpillar and the butterfly exist in the same environment, each has its own perception and understanding of the world. As the caterpillar prepares for transformation, it must build the chrysalis, which acts as protection and change agent. When the radical change is completed, the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis into a new world, one of amazing potential and opportunity. The radical transformation and change allows the caterpillar to move beyond its small environment as a beautiful butterfly excited and ready to see and learn about its brave new world. 

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Friday, January 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 7.7 C Juried Paper: Diversity of Participation, Thought, and Action: Museum Programming for Special Needs Children and Its Social Value

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This paper investigates the effect of learning in museums, an informal environment different from the traditional classroom, on children with special needs. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a standardized scale, observations, parental surveys, and pre- and post-activity task evaluations. The results revealed a positive impact of museum learning on knowledge acquisition and socialization demonstrated by increases in the total number of the participants’ information sharing and communication behaviors. The paper also intends to stimulate dialogue between special needs communities and the cultural sector about the role of social justice principles in making cultural and educational institutions more inclusive.

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Liya Deng

University of South Carolina

Friday January 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Whittier (4th Floor)

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