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ERIC Number: EJ791202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Being There Is Not Enough: Inclusion Is Both Deaf and Hearing
Komesaroff, Linda R.; McLean, Margaret A.
Deafness and Education International, v8 n2 p88-100 Jun 2006
Australia and New Zealand are two South Pacific nations with a shared history of British colonisation and close links maintained through kinship, travel, shared media and business relationships. Our public education systems also reflect a shared history of educational ideas and responses to the challenges of increasingly heterogeneous populations. In both countries, most deaf students are integrated into regular schools, and at the same time official recognition has been given to native sign language. We illustrate the ways in which inclusion can expose and dismantle--or alternatively, serve to fortify--the barriers of "ableist" tenets; and contend that the presence of deaf students in regular classrooms must be underpinned by transformative practices that go beyond "simple inclusion". (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand