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ERIC Number: EJ895414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Reimagining Excellence in Inclusive Education: Transforming Edict to Ethic
Freytag, Cathy E.
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v12 n2 p129-143 2008
The current quest for educational excellence in the United States is characterized by numerous well-intentioned caveats accompanied by several challenging barriers. In the present paradigm, the curriculum is preeminent; norms of excellence are predetermined; and an individualistic, competitive, "one-size-fits-all" approach prevails. In a reimagined ethic of excellence in inclusive education, teachers are challenged to look first to the needs of students (i.e., individual students with and without disabilities, as well as the collective community of learners) and to consider how educators and students might work collaboratively to receive and express learning in a range of responsive ways. To realize such an ethic of excellence, teacher education programs at Christian colleges and universities should equip inclusive educators to be collaborative advocates and change agents characterized by love and caring service. (Contains 2 notes.)
Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning. 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Tel: 616-526-7500; Fax: 616-526-7502; e-mail: jecb@calvin.edu; Web site: http://www.jecb.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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