ERIC Number: EJ695561
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Publication Date: 2004-Nov
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Normalizing Difference in Inclusive Teaching
Baglieri,Susan; Knopf,Janice H.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n6 p525-529 Nov-Dec 2004
Inclusion practices and special education can be transformed by using a disability studies perspective, which constructs differences as natural, acceptable, and ordinary. Although inclusion is a moral imperative in promoting social justice, some inclusive practices continue to marginalize students with disabilities. A truly inclusive school reflects a democratic philosophy whereby all students are valued, educators normalize difference through differentiated instruction, and the school culture reflects an ethic of caring and community.
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