Title

Normalizing difference in inclusive teaching

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Journal / Book Title

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Abstract

Inclusion practices and special education can be transformed by using a disability studies perspective, which constructs differences as natural, acceptable, and ordinary. Although inclusion is a moral imperative in promoting social justice, some inclusive practices continue to marginalize students with disabilities. A truly inclusive school reflects a democratic philosophy whereby all students are valued, educators normalize difference through differentiated instruction, and the school culture reflects an ethic of caring and community.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/00222194040370060701

Published Citation

BAGLIERI, S. & KNOPF, J. H. (2004). Normalizing difference in inclusive teaching. The Discursive Practice of Learning Disability, (6), 525.

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