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ERIC Number: EJ1020306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
What We Say Matters: Referring to Students with Disabilities
Darrow, Alice-Ann
General Music Today, v27 n2 p40-42 Jan 2014
As music educators, we can do much to promote the image of students with disabilities in our schools by using appropriate terminology in our teaching and communications with others. For music educators who are already aware of the various reference conventions related to persons with disabilities, perhaps you can do more to educate your students and the public by alerting responsible parties when you find examples of inappropriate terminology used in conversation or in print. This article provides some guiding principles for communicating about students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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