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Goodley, Dan; Runswick-Cole, Katherine – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2010
Len Barton has pioneered the sociological study of education in the areas of disability studies and inclusive education. This paper addresses an argument developed by Len Barton that social exclusion, of which disablism is one element, (1) has many compounding forms of differing exclusions, (2) is not a natural but a socially constructed process,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Research Needs, Disabilities, Social Isolation
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Slee, Roger – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This brief essay celebrates the work of Len Barton. Drawing from a range of his texts, interviews and presentations, the essay attempts to demonstrate the importance of Barton's work in establishing foundations for the related fields of disability studies in education and inclusive education by revealing the politics of special educational needs…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Interviews
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Tomlinson, Sally – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article constitutes a short personal tribute to Len Barton in honour of his work and our collegial relationship going back over 30 years. It covers how Len saw his intellectual project of providing critical sociological and political perspectives on special education, disability and inclusion, and his own radical political perspectives. Len's…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Disabilities, Political Issues
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Lynch, Kathleen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
Len Barton is acutely aware of the power of the academy to either enhance critical thinking or to depress it. He is a true academic, never accepting the received wisdom or perspective of any given sociological standpoint, no matter how powerful or fashionable it was at the time. He has encouraged and promoted a unique blend of professional and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Justice, Ideology
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Oliver, Mike; Barnes, Colin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper traces the relationship between the emergence of disability studies and the struggle for meaningful inclusion for disabled people with particular reference to the work of a pivotal figure in these developments: Len Barton. It is argued that the links between disability activism and the academy were responsible for the emergence of…
Descriptors: Population Growth, Global Approach, Disabilities, Educational Policy
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Peters, Susan J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This article explores the contributions of students' voices in order to highlight some issues that have been central to disability studies--issues of identities, and their correlations to power, temporality, inclusivity, and place among the most salient to contemporary theories in the sociology of disability and education. Building on previous…
Descriptors: Music, Disabilities, Sociology, Student Attitudes
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Apple, Michael W. – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2010
In the process of discussing the significant contributions that Len Barton has made to the sociology of education and to disability studies, I argue that a good deal of critical analyses of power and inequality in education are impoverished by some of their essentialist and reductive tendencies. I use an example taken from disability rights to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Sociology, Power Structure, Social Systems
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Delamont, Sara – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
The title of this article comes from the editorial written for this journal by Olive Banks, Len Barton, Roger Dale, David Hargreaves, Roland Meighan, Ivan Reid and Graham Vulliamy (Banks et al. 1980, 4) that appeared in its first issue, and set out its remit. The seven scholars who wrote that editorial pledged to "publish high quality work of any…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Secondary Education, News Media, Feminism
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Barton, Len – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
A special issue of the "British Journal of Sociology of Education" has been devoted to an examination of Disability and Inclusive Education. The authors of the papers in this issue have all made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in these fields of study. Overall, they have provided a comprehensive, valuable…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Sociology, Disabilities, Research Needs
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Barton, Len – Educational Review, 2005
Many factors contribute to the oppression and discrimination of disabled people and to their exclusion from key decisions affecting the quality of their lives. In the last two decades in particular there has been an increasing interest in many societies over the role of research in relation to the empowerment and thus inclusion of disabled people.…
Descriptors: Educational Research
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Leo, Elizabeth; Barton, Len – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2006
Drawing on research from a longitudinal case study of a large urban secondary school, this article examines senior leadership of and in a school struggling to be inclusive. The analysis focuses on the effect of senior leadership on: the ways in which inclusion is conceptualized and practised in this school, in particular by teachers; student…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Motivation, Educational Change
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Barton, Len – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2002
This article explores the meaning of inclusion within the context of socio-economic factors, political forces, and management of education in England and Wales. The impact of the "New Right" and the marketing of education are discussed, along with the influence of New Labour, teachers, and advocacy groups. (Contains references.) (CR)|
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Disabilities
Demaine, Jack, Ed.; Entwistle, Harold, Ed. – 1996
Thirteen authors reflect on different ideas of communitarianism and citizenship and on the ways those ideas find application in the fields of education, politics, and social welfare. Looking beyond communitarian ideology, the volume offers a more detailed discussion of citizenship in contemporary society. The essays are: (1) "Beyond…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties
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Barton, Len; Rowland, Stephen – Teaching in Higher Education, 2003
Two university academic administrators discuss tensions between their values and constraints under which they work, suggesting that universities develop a clear understanding of higher education's social purposes in a changing world (commitment to establishing a culture of collegiality that welcomes difference and awareness of the "bigger picture"…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Educational Responsibility
Barton, Len; And Others – 1992
This monograph on international disability issues offers three main papers giving English, Australian, and New Zealand viewpoints. The first paper is by Len Barton from England and is titled "Disability and the Necessity for a Socio-Political Perspective." Barton attacks the medical model of disability and argues that people with disabilities…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Civil Rights
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