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ERIC Number: EJ859243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Time and Exclusion
Nespor, Jan; Hicks, David; Fall, Anna-Maria
Disability & Society, v24 n3 p373-385 May 2009
Drawing on interviews with parents of children with complex disabilities in several school systems in a US state, this paper examines how temporal units such as the school day and school year and practices organized around artifacts like clocks and calendars work as "devices of temporal distanciation" to separate children with disabilities from other children and exclude their families from critical relations with schools. The paper focuses on two kinds of effects: the ways differentiated timetables separate children and the ways constructing school time in bounded, discrete units limits the ability of parents and children to make key elements of their lives visible to the school. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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