Enriching the Public History Dialogue: Effective Museum Education Programs for Audiences with Special Needs

dc.contributor.advisor West, Carroll en_US
dc.contributor.author Stringer, Mary Kate en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Graham, Stacey en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember McCormack, Dawn en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Martin, Christopher en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Pruitt, Lisa en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rice, Craig en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T19:05:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T19:05:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-01 en_US
dc.description.abstract Effective public history dialogue depends on all voices having adequate access to interpretation and experience set in historical and/or cultural environments. The dissertation explores programming developed specifically for secondary education students who have intellectual disabilities and other related cognitive and developmental disabilities. This study focuses on cultural institutions in the United States, ranging from a historic house museum in Smyrna, Tennessee, to such major institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This dissertation investigates sensitivity and awareness training for museum staff. Central to the research is a case study at a local historic site with a special education class. From this case study, the author presents a model of best practices for museums to use in developing programming and welcoming an under-served population to their organization. en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3662
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Museum education en_US
dc.subject Public history en_US
dc.subject Public programs en_US
dc.subject Sideshow en_US
dc.subject Special needs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Museums Educational aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Museums and people with disabilities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh People with mental disabilities Services for en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi Special education en_US
dc.subject.umi Museum studies en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Doctoral en_US
dc.title Enriching the Public History Dialogue: Effective Museum Education Programs for Audiences with Special Needs en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
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