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ERIC Number: EJ1105244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Literacy Education and Disability Studies: Reenvisioning Struggling Students
Collins, Kathleen; Ferri, Beth
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n1 p7-12 Jul-Aug 2016
In this commentary, the authors present disability studies in education (DSE) as an alternative way to reframe, understand, and teach students who are positioned as struggling in literacy classrooms. As the authors detail, a DSE perspective changes the relationship between teachers and students to a more reciprocal one, and in doing so, it relocates the source of and responsibility for literacy struggles. The authors begin with a discussion of DSE, followed by a reconsideration of how to support students in developing their academic literacies. The commentary concludes with a discussion of why, in an era marked by increasing educational standardization and homogenization, a move to teaching that is informed by a DSE perspective is increasingly a matter of great urgency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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