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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Ella Ines Anne Augusteyns (2016): Lebens- und Arbeitsqualität von Menschen mit Behinderung durch Tätigsein in der Landwirtschaft und gezielte pädagogisch-therapeutische Maßnahmen-am Beispiel des Vereins Silbersberg.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 122. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The objective of inclusion is the equal participation of all people in social life, as established by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Projects are also in place to implement this objective in the agricultural sector. Socially inclusive, multifunctional services are already being provided in the social farming sector (as part of Green Care), said services having the aim of improving the quality of life for a variety of clients through therapy and occupation. In order to professionalise these activities and to strengthen the growing Green Care movement in Europe, it is necessary to document and evaluate the effects of those services. The aim of this Master’s thesis was to describe the quality of life and work of people with learning disabilities living at the Silberberg association in Lower Austria which has been working for more than 20 years with people with learning disabilities in the agricultural and forestry sectors. A further aim of this thesis was to identify which methods best contributed towards the realisation of quality of life and work. Eight qualitative, guided and problem centred interviews were conducted, four with people with learning disabilities and four with carers. In conducting these interviews, a balance was sought between the duration of employment or stay in the association, sex and age. The interviews were analysed using Mayring’s content analysis method. The results are presented descriptively using quotes from the interviews. The two core quality of life areas, social inclusion and self-determination, were strongly present in the interviews and were also highlighted by other studies in this area. The indicators pride in performance and individual encouragement had the highest priority in the area of quality of work. The methods contributing to quality of life and work are part of the specific content of the association's pedagogic concept as well as methods relying on the carers’ soft skills.

Beurteilende(r): Quendler Elisabeth

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