RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Incorporating teaching/exploring)
(OTHER RESEARCHERS and ALL CONTRIBUTIONS -
information, ideas, etc., WELCOME)
Researching medical research - past/present
Research into equipment and drugs which proved to be useless/unused because dangerous, doesn't work, or other developments have made it superfluous/redundant.
Interested in statistics
Amounts of money for such research - jobs created, salaries, buildings and equipment. With a comparison of standards of living between those who choose to work in research etc., and those who live the disability life.
(Also incidentals, i.e.., during one research project, how many children supported by the salaries; how many schools gained fees from these salaries; how many holidays taken; how many houses bought; how many cars supported)
A related area is the (historical) development of the status of these two groups - those who live the disability life and those who live off the disability lives. Different status yet the activities of one always needing, stemming from the other, lower status group.
The IDA is interested in the following areas:
(If you decide to follow up any of the ideas, please feel free to employ your imagination at its full capacity)
Writing our own job requirements - working out our own skills
What different kinds of jobs would you create, for yourself, for others?
What kind of qualifications (not necessarily the obvious ones) do various jobs need?
What jobs require a sense of humour etc.?
Do certain occupations have more patronising employees?
Is this the fault of the job or those who apply?
How could their inadequacy in needing to patronise be alleviated?
What needs to be taught to ensure the skills and qualities for the types
of employment we would create, as well as for the jobs which already exist?
Should we widen what subjects and activities people can do?
What would be included?
Should people have access to facilities for learning at any age or specific ages?