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ERIC Number: EJ1095043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Against Being Inclusive
Carlson, Jeffrey
Liberal Education, v101 n4-v102 n1 Fall 2015-Win 2016
The term "inclusive excellence," made popular by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and adopted by many schools across the country is in some ways unfortunate, in that the concept of "including," arguably, assumes the priority and ongoing dominance of a given reality into which one may (or may not) be granted admission. Teachers' work in the university should be not merely inclusive, but more radically pluralistic and truly dialogical. Inclusion would seem initially to constitute an improvement over exclusion; however, it masks dominance--the power to grant or deny inclusion--and so is, in some ways, less honest than outright exclusion. In this article, Jeffrey Carlson, an associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences at Dominican University, argues that the journey away from exclusion must move beyond mere inclusion and enact a more intrinsically pluralistic first principle for construing education itself--an epistemology of diversity that informs all educators say and do, in an educational trajectory that engages in authentic dialogue, lured by a radically open future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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