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      Help us add to this list of resources.  Send all literature related to promoting access and inclusion in science classrooms, laboratories, and field-based learning environments to

      Atchison, C.L. (2011). The significance of access: Students with mobility impairments constructing geoscience knowledge through field-based learning experiences.  (Doctoral Dissertation).  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

      Atchison, C.L. (2014).  Integrating perspectives: Bringing geoscience instructors and students with disabilities together in a field-based workshop focused on accessibility.  Foundations.  National Association for Geoscience Teachers, 3(2), 14-15.

      Atchison, C.L. & Carnahan, C.R. (2018). Preparing tomorrow’s teachers through first-hand perspectives of ability in an inclusively-designed science methods course.  In M.H. Koomen, S. Kahn, C.L. Atchison, and T. Wild (Eds.), Toward Inclusion of all Learners through Science Teacher Education.  Boston, MA: Brill-Sense Publishers.

      Atchison, C.L. & Feig, A.D. (2011).  Theoretical perspectives on constructing experience through alternative field-based learning environments for students with mobility impairments. In A. D. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.), Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research.  Geological Society of America Special Paper 474, 11-21, DOI: 10.1130/9780813724744.

      Atchison, C.L. & Gilley, B.H. (2015). Geology for everyone: Making the field accessible.  Earth.  American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA, September, 24-33.

      Atchison, C.L. & Houlton, H. (2014). The geoscience community behind the first fully-accessible GSA field trip. GeoSpectrum.  American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA. Fall 2014, 68-69.

      Atchison, C.L. & Libarkin, J.C. (2013).  Fostering accessibility in geoscience training programs.  EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 94(44), 400-401.  DOI: 10.1002/2013EO440005.

      Atchison, C.L. & Libarkin, J.C. (2016). Professionally held perceptions about the accessibility of the geosciences. Geosphere, 12(4), 1-12.  DOI:10.1130/GES01264.1.

      Atchison, C.L. & Marshall, A.M. (2017). Overcoming physical barriers to the geosciences.  Explorer.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 38(10), 30, 32.

      Atchison, C.L., Marshall, A.M., & Collins, T. (in press). Implementing inclusive communities of learning in geoscience field courses. Journal of Geoscience Education. DOI: 10.1080/10899995.2019.1600962

      Atchison, C.L. & Martinez-Frias, J. (2012). Inclusive geoscience instruction.  Nature Geoscience, 5, 366.  DOI: 0.1038/ngeo1487.

      Carabajal, I.G., Marshall, A.M., & Atchison, C.L. (2017).  A synthesis of access and inclusion in geoscience education literature.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 65, 531-541. DOI: 10.5408/16-211.1.

      Cooke, M. L., Anderson, K. S., & Forrest, S. E. (1997).  Creating accessible introductory geology fieldtrips.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 45, 4-9.

      De Paor, D.G., Karabinos, P., Dickens, G.T., & Atchison, C.L. (2017). Color vision deficiency and geoscience illustrations.  GSA Today, 27, DOI: 10.1130/GSATG322GW.1

      Duerstock, B., McDonagh, D., Thomas, J., Cooper, R., Goldberg, M., Quamar, A., Supalo, C., Wulle, B., Kirshner, J., Atchison, C.L. & Border, J. (2014).  Technologies to facilitate active participation and independence of persons with disabilities in STEM from college to careers.  In B.S. Duerstock and C.A. Shingledecker (Eds.) From College to Careers: Fostering Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science. Washington, D.C.

      Fairfax, E., Brown, M.R.M., 2019. “Increasing accessibility and inclusion in undergraduate geology labs through scenario-based TA training.” Journal of Geoscience Education: 1-18.

      Feig, A., Atchison, C., Stokes, A., & Gilley, B. (2019). Achieving Inclusive Field-based Education: Results and Recommendations from an Accessible Geoscience Field Trip. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 19(2), 66-87.

      Gilley, B.H., Atchison, C.L., Feig, A. & Stokes, A. (2015).  Impact of inclusive field trips.  Nature Geoscience, 8, 579-580.  DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2500.

      Hall, T., Healey, M., & Harrison, M. (2002).  Fieldwork and disabled students: Discourses of exclusion and inclusion.  Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 27(2), 213-231.

      Hall, T. & Healey, M. (2005). Disabled students’ experiences of fieldwork.  Area, 37, 446-449.

      Healey, M., Roberts, C., Jenkins, A., & Leach, J. (2002). Disabled students and fieldwork towards inclusivity.  Planet, 3, 9-10.

      Hendricks, J.E., Atchison, C.L., & Feig, A.D. (2017). Effective use of personal assistants for students with disabilities: Lessons learned from the 2014 accessible geoscience field trip. Journal of Geoscience Education, 65(1), 72-80.  DOI:, J.C., 2016,

      Koomen, M.H., Kahn, S., Atchison, C.L., & Wild, T. (Eds.) (2018). Toward Inclusion of all Learners through Science Teacher Education. Boston, MA: Brill-Sense Publishers.

      Lee, S.M. (2011).  Using Information and Communication Technology to Empower and Educate Young Person with Disability in STEM.  Presentation at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA,  December 12, 2011.

      Locke, S. (2005). The status of persons with disabilities in the geosciences. White Paper, RASEM2 Symposium, Oct. 13-14, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Retrieved from:

      Marshall, A.S. (2018). Evaluation of Academic and Social Engagement in a Technology-Based Collaborative Approach to Inclusive Geoscience Field Learning. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

      McCarthy, C. B. (2005).  Effects of thematic-based, hands-on science teaching versus a textbook approach for students with disabilities.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 42(3), 245-263.
      Mol, L., and Atchison, C.L., 2019. Image is everything: educator awareness of perceived barriers for students with physical disabilities in geoscience degree programs. Journal of Geography in Higher Education: 1-24.

      Norman, A. (2002).  Mobility impaired students could face access and location problems on entering Higher Education, Planet, 3, 19-21.

      Stokes, A. & Atchison, C.L. (2015).  Getting out more:  Diverse perspectives on accessible geoscience fieldwork, Geoscientist.  Geological Society of London. 25(4), 16-19.

      Stokes, A., Feig, A., Atchison, C.L., & Gilley, B.H. (revision in review). Making geoscience fieldwork inclusive and accessible for students with disabilities. Geosphere.

      Summers, L. (2003). How can a student with a disability be a scientist?  Mathematics and Science for Students with Special Needs, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Focus 10(2), 17-18.

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