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ERIC Number: EJ854549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1710-2146
Listening Carefully for Inclusion: A Principal's Awakening
Raymond, Heather
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v1 n2 p31-34 Mar 2005
This article is a reflective piece of learning in process and what it means to be a principal of all children. The narrative is an extension from the doctorial work the author completed at the University of Alberta entitled "A Narrative Inquiry into Mothers' Experiences of Securing Inclusive Education" (Raymond, 2002). This research inquiry facilitated the composition of parents' efforts for securing inclusive education for their children with disabilities. Through this work the author was awakened to the resistance parents' encounter and the complexities of understanding what is best for children with disabilities from a parental perspective. Upon completion of the doctorate she returned to her school district in a principal position. As an educator she wished to work in a school that welcomed all children and to seek ways to engage in caring and supportive relationships with parents to meet all students' needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada