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Poulomee Datta – 3MT Finalist 2012

Poulomee Datta

3MT topic:  I choose not to place dis in ability            

Discipline:  Education

Faculty: The Professions

Supervisors: Professor Tania Aspland, Associate Professor Carolyn Palmer and Dr. Margaret Secombe

Project Summary:

She is studying self-concept and test anxiety in students with disabilities in South Australia. My findings revealed that students with disabilities obtained low scores in physical, moral, personal, family, social and academic self-concepts and high scores in test anxiety. The interviews provided insights into the reasons for low self-concept among students with disabilities and reasons for high test anxiety. My research identified those areas which served as a catalyst to increase inequalities between students with and without disabilities.

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