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ERIC Number: EJ1021818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Challenging the Ideology of Normal in Schools
Annamma, Subini A.; Boelé, Amy L.; Moore, Brooke A.; Klingner, Janette
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v17 n12 p1278-1294 2013
In this article, we build on Brantlinger's work to critique the binary of normal and abnormal applied in US schools that create inequities in education. Operating from a critical perspective, we draw from Critical Race Theory, Disability Studies in Education, and Cultural/Historical Activity Theory to build a conceptual framework for examining the prevailing ideology of normal found in US schools. We use our conceptual framework to "deconstruct" the current, westernised, static ideology of normal. Once deconstructed, we explore current iterations of the ideology of normal in schools. Finally, we suggest using the conceptual framework as a tool to "reconstruct" the ideology of normal as something more dynamic and inclusive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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