Radical Inclusive Education

Radical Inclusive Education

Author: Anat Greenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317427254

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Many people who work in education start out with enthusiastic ideals about education as a positive force that can spur change in the life of the learner and in society at large, yet find themselves frustrated with a bureaucratic system that often alienates and excludes many of its students. This is particularly true for students identified as having "special educational needs" (SEN) or disability, a label often used to justify the ways in which students are failed by a system that focuses on narrow definitions of knowledge, seeks to normalise and control behaviour, and values economic productivity over other forms of human activity. Radical Inclusive Education explores how current educational practices, such as standardised tests and league tables, exclude and fail many disabled students, and naturalise educational inequalities around gender, class, ethnicity and ability. Informed by the social model of disability, the book argues that educational theories and practices that are geared towards social justice and inclusion need to recognise and value the diversity of human embodiments, needs and capacities, and foster pedagogical practices that support relations of interdependency. The book draws on work in disability studies, critical psychology and critical pedagogy, and also real life examples from interviews with activists in the disabled people’s movement, and from research in a school, to offer examples of what radical inclusive education – that is sensitive to the needs of all students – might look like in practice. As such, it will be of great interest to practitioners and students in the field of education, particularly for those interested in SEN and disability, sociology of education, critical pedagogy, informal education and social movement learning.

Inclusive Radical Pedagogy

Inclusive Radical Pedagogy

Author: Anat Greenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415709253

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Inclusive Radical Pedagogy draws on work in disability studies, critical psychology and critical pedagogy as well as on the author's own research to challenge current educational policies and practices, particularly those which address disabled students and students with special educational needs (SEN). In doing so it aims to offer alternative practices and values that are consistent with the struggle for a just and inclusive society for all. The book focuses on schools as prominent sites of disciplinary power, which work to produce individuals as subjects of power, willing and able to govern themselves in accordance with the social order. Schools are perceived as institutions of learning, in which children acquire the skills to become fully participating citizens in society. Looking at the aims and practices of schooling enables us to analyze the meanings assigned to social participation and the relationship between individuals and society. The main aim of the book is to re-theorize ideas from critical pedagogy in ways that are inclusive of students with diverse abilities, drawing on the assertion that the hardship of disability, far from being located in the individual's body or mind, is in fact the result of social, economic and cultural factors that serve to exclude and pathologize disabled people. The book's uniqueness lies in the connections it makes between these two areas of critical social theory, and in its use of theoretical knowledge alongside knowledge from activist movements and educational practice, offering insight into what inclusive critical pedagogy might look like. Inclusive Radical Pedagogy will appeal to students, researchers and practioners in a variety of fields including psychology, education, special education, speech and language therapy, disability studies and childhood studies. Its connection of critical theory to alternative practice will interest activists and campaigners for inclusive education (including disabled people's organizations and parents' organizations) and policy makers.

The Language of Inclusive Education

The Language of Inclusive Education

Author: Elizabeth Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317638681

Category: Education

Page: 166

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The Language of Inclusive Education is an insightful text which considers the writing, speaking, reading and hearing of inclusive education. Based on the premise that humans use language to construct their worlds and their realities, this book is concerned with how language works to determine what we know and understand about issues related to in/exclusion in education. Using a variety of analytical tools, the author exposes language-at-work in academic and popular literature and in policy documents. Areas of focus include: What inclusive education means and how it is defined How metaphor works to position inclusive education How textbooks construct inclusive education How we use language to build what we understand to be difference and disability, with particular reference to AD(H)D and Asperger’s Syndrome Listening to children and young people as a means to promote inclusion in schools Woven through this volume is the argument for a more critical awareness of how we use language in the field that we call ‘inclusive education’. This book is a must-read for any individual studying, practicing or an interest in inclusion and exploring the associations with language.

Sociology for Education Studies

Sociology for Education Studies

Author: Catherine A. Simon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429673559

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Sociology for Education Studies provides a fresh look at the sociology of education, focusing on themes such as habitus, hegemony and intersectionality. It supports students in applying sociological theory to their own educational experiences and developing an understanding of why social orders appear to be predetermined, why the state continues to create education policy in certain forms and, crucially, how to make it better. The book explores the multi-faceted perspectives that influence the sociology of education and presents examples of the applications of sociology to a wide variety of different educational contexts, including education in schools and in the community. Chapters cover topics such as: Morality, education and social order Spaces of invisibility and marginalisation in schools The global political economy of education Rethinking the ‘international perspective’ in Education Studies This accessible book is an essential read for students of Education Studies as well as those involved in teacher education and training.

Inclusive Education

Inclusive Education

Author: Harry Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136361999

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This volume provides overviews and approaches to inclusive education from around the world. It defines the philosophical, political, educational and social implications of "inclusion", and maps out the dilemmas facing its successful implementation.

Inclusive Education Is a Right, Right?

Inclusive Education Is a Right, Right?

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004434783

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Seeks to engage with researchers, students, education professionals, leaders, advocacy organisations, and people experiencing exclusion to consider human rights in relation to inclusive education.

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education

Author: Matthew J. Schuelka

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526485946

Category: Education

Page: 652

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The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education examines policy and practice from around the world, with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. This growing and significant area of research reflects the ever-increasing expectation that not only should schools accept all students, but that they should be able to provide each student with a high-quality educational and social experience. This Handbook sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This an ideal text for students, academics and researchers in the field of education, as well as those involved in policy-making, or those teaching in classrooms today. Part I: Conceptualizations and Possibilities of Inclusion and Diversity in Education; Part II: Inclusion and Diversity in Educational Practices, Policies, and Systems; and Part III: Inclusion and Diversity in Global and Local Educational Contexts.

Excluded by Choice

Excluded by Choice

Author: Federico R. Waitoller

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807778623

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Through powerful narratives of parents of Black and Latinx students with disabilities, this book provides a unique look at the relationship between disability, race, urban space, and market-driven educational policies. Offering significant insights into complex forms of educational exclusion, the text illustrates the actual challenges and paradoxes of school choice faced by today’s parents. Included are explanations for the kinds of injustices students with disabilities face every day, as well as resources that can be helpful for engaging in collective action aimed at improving educational services for all children. This accessible resource offers recommendations to help policymakers, charter school administrators, teachers, and families tackle the challenges of school choice while dealing effectively with the new generation of inclusive schools. Book Features: Presents a first-of-its-kind look at how Black and Latinx parents of students with disabilities experience market-driven approaches to education. Identifies the consequences of push-out practices in charter schools and how families experience and resist these practices. Situates school choice amid historical and compounding forms of exclusion associated with geographical (neighborhood) and social (disability, race, and class) locations. Provides lessons learned and valuable guidance for creating a new generation of inclusive charter schools.

Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom

Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom

Author: Susan Baglieri

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317283331

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom is a core textbook that integrates knowledge and practice from the fields of disability studies and special education. The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout to include stronger connections between race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and disability to emphasize intersecting identities and experiences; stronger emphasis on curriculum and teaching rather than on attitudes toward disability; and updates to current events, cultural references, resources, research literature, laws, and policies.

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education

Author: Marie Tejero Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118786970

Category: Education

Page: 560

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The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education is a state-of-the-art reference showcasing cutting-edge special education research with a focus on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Cutting-edge special education research focusing on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds An authoritative contribution to the field, this work charts a new path to effective interventions and sets an agenda for future research Addresses disabilities from an international perspective

Equality and Ethnic Identities

Equality and Ethnic Identities

Author: Alice Akoshia Ayikaaley Sawyerr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463510806

Category: Education

Page: 14

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This book combines history, sociology, psychology and educational policy in research on a 40-year, crucial phase of development of ethnic identity, ethnic relations and educational and social policies for children in England, from pre-school to secondary school. The authors show how nursery children of different ethnicities interact in beginning their identity journeys in a culture of both inequality, and evolving ethnic relationships and patterns of harmony, in Britain’s developing multicultural society. In looking at self-concept development in secondary school children through the lens of various kinds of child maltreatment, Alice Sawyerr and Christopher Bagley argue that ethnic minority children are psychological survivors, and African-Caribbean girls especially are making strong identity steps – it is the “poor whites” who will make up the precariat, the reserve army of labour, who are left behind in structures of inequality.

Undoing Ableism

Undoing Ableism

Author: Susan Baglieri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351002844

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Undoing Ableism is a sourcebook for teaching about disability and anti-ableism in K–12 classrooms. Conceptually grounded in disability studies, critical pedagogy, and social justice education, this book provides both a rationale as well as strategies for broad-based inquiries that allow students to examine social and cultural foundations of oppression, learn to disrupt ableism, and position themselves as agents of social change. Using an interactive style, the book provides tools teachers can use to facilitate authentic dialogues with students about constructed meanings of disability, the nature of belongingness, and the creation of inclusive communities.