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ERIC Number: EJ915332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Policy and Challenges of Building Schools as Inclusive Communities
Curcic, Svjetlana; Gabel, Susan L.; Zeitlin, Virginia; Cribaro-DiFatta, Shannon; Glarner, Carmel
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v15 n1 p117-133 Feb 2011
In this paper, we address building inclusive communities by looking at school as a community, as a place where students participate in learning and also learn to participate in the life of a community and life in a broader inclusive society. At the international level, policies increasingly position education as a business organisation, with claims about accountability and managerialism that distract attention from and undermine inclusive community-building writ large. This results in conversations in education that focus almost exclusively on students' test performance without attention to the moral and civic purposes of education. In this paper, we argue that the international policy attention to test performance in education, with a focus on proficiency over learning, claims educational equity as a purpose but perpetuates social inequality instead. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; United States