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ERIC Number: EJ835255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
De/centering Straight Talk: Queerly Informed Inclusive Pedagogy for Gay and Bisexual Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Thompson, S. Anthony
Journal of LGBT Youth, v5 n1 p37-56 Mar 2008
There have been many theoretical and practical efforts to include students with intellectual disabilities into the mainstream of school and community life. These initiatives are derived from, and limited by, individualized notions of disability. Alternatively, using data from an exploratory multiple-case study of gay and bisexual persons with intellectual disabilities that includes interviews with sexualities education and support group facilitators, I consider how material queer theory may inform an inclusive pedagogy for students with intellectual disabilities--a "teaching-against-the-grain." In addition, I reflect upon some of the limits of queer theory as implicated within pedagogy, particularly its pervasive ableistic assumptions. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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