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He provided us with the steps to enable transformation, These are to create an environment which is:
- Focused on Learning
The definition of transformative learnign from Wikipedia is:
a process of getting beyond gaining factual knowledge alone to instead become changed by what one learns in some meaningful way. It involves questioning assumptions, beliefs and values, and considering multiple points of view,  while always seeking to verify reasoning.
A lot of material is available in countries like Britain, Canada and the States. But this is often technological, or is based on legislation, infrastructure or cultural ways that we don\'t have. I\'d be interested in knowing what is happening elsewhere. A visit to Iran revealed two very easily solutions; but senior administrators need to be convinced for changes to be implemented.
What is happening in India, Mexico, Egypt, Brasil, Kenya, Romania, Indonesia,....?
What about an online seminar to bring together anyone in countries where disability support at universities is just starting, at the \'toddler\' stage?
Here we have legislation, and a directive requiring all universities to establish a coordination unit. In the rush to do so, without understanding or knowledge of models of disability, some universities are appointing an orthopedist or a psychiatrist.
We need examples of good practice, and explanations: \'why this works, why this was done. This should be in quite easy English, so that people who are not native speakers can understand. In every country there are a few people who have 1.enough English 2. access to internet ... so can these be gathered, to spread the word beyond current limits.
We need to create a body of information for \'University Disability Support\' in the non-Anglo world: this will provide strength to any lone individuals in most parts of the word!
Claire Ozel 30.11.2006 Ankara,TR