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ERIC Number: ED517449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-4
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Challenging the Achievement Gap by Disrupting Concepts of "Normalcy." The Complete Essays
Draxton, Shawna; Radley, Kirstee; Murphy, Joanne; Nevin, Ann; Nishimura, Trisha; Hagge, Darla; Taniform, Lawrence
Online Submission
We propose that Disability Studies in Education (DSE) offers a framework that (a) grounds policy and practice in the experiences and perspectives of people with disabilities, (c) challenges practices/ policy that isolate, de-humanize individuals, and (c) leads to new questions to pose. In this session, we describe the pedagogy that we used to develop the constructing position papers from a DSE perspective. We believe that our reflective essays can help others critically examine their own disciplines and the foundational principles on which the disciplines are built. We hope to challenge and change particular foundations that allow us to continue to marginalize people with disabilities. Using a Disability Studies in Education lens, we share position papers and discuss strategies to guide preservice and inservice teachers to challenge the paradigms, policies, and practices that lead to presumptions of failure of America's Pre-K-12 children. In this volume, professionals who prepare future teachers in general and special education and communication sciences and who work with children and adults with disabilities share their observations and concerns about their respective disciplines. The following essays are included: (1) Public Intellectuals Speak Out! (Ann Nevin); (2) Why Teach DSE Principles to Students in Elementary School? (Shawna Draxton); (3) Disability Studies Training Module: A Grass Roots Movement (Darla Hagge); (4) Presuming Competence: Developing Resistance to Ableist Teaching Practices (Joanne Murphy); (5) Untangling Family and School Relationships through a Disability Studies Perspective (Trisha Nishimura); (6) From Naming to Doing: DSE Principles in a Special Education World (Kirstee Radley); and (7) How Can DSE Support the Advancement of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD): A Letter to the Secretariat (Lawrence Taniform). Individual papers contain references. [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines. Edited by Ann Nevin. Paper presented by Shawna Draxton, Joanne Murphy, and Kirstee Radley at Cal-TASH Annual Conference (Irvine, CA March 4, 2011).]
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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