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ERIC Number: EJ1160725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
When Fact Conceals Privilege: Teaching the (Shared?) Reality of Disability
Taylor, Ashley
Educational Theory, v67 n2 p131-151 Apr 2017
Disability studies in education scholars have discussed the need to engage students, and certainly preservice teachers, in critical discussion of disability as a concept. To better understand what such critical discussion entails, Ashley Taylor examines the pedagogical implications of promoting an understanding of disability as a shared experience of being human. In particular, Taylor is concerned with how the appeal to a shared experience of disability (which she calls "the shared reality view") might contribute to or impede students' development of critical attitudes toward ableist social and educational practices. She describes two chief limitations of the shared reality view and argues that these complicate efforts to teach about disability in ways that avoid reinforcing students' existing beliefs. Taylor concludes by offering a pedagogical framework that retains valuable aspects of the shared reality view while avoiding its limitations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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