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ERIC Number: EJ1084058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
The Problem Is Education Not "Special Education"
Fellner, Gene
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v10 n4 p1089-1101 Dec 2015
In his article, "Urban special education policy and the lived experience of stigma in a high school science classroom," Chris Hale persuasively argues that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and subsequent special education policies have largely failed to serve special education students who are stigmatized by their deficit classification. Though classified students may be doubly stigmatized, research suggests that students of color who live in economically stressed communities are also subject to systemic educational policies that produce stigma; special education should be understood within the larger context of educational policy in the inner city. Though we cannot immediately dismantle the macro level structures that nurture stigma, I suggest pedagogies based on facilitating phenomenological awareness enacted through individual-collectively based methodologies to challenge the stigma that classified as well as non-classified students in the inner city often carry with them. [For "Urban Special Education Policy and the Lived Experience of Stigma in a High School Science Classroom," see EJ1084052.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act