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ERIC Number: EJ934915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
The Impact of Labelling and Segregation on Adolescent Literacy Learning
McCloskey, Erin
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v15 n7 p729-742 2011
This qualitative case study, grounded in disability studies in education, explores the literacy development of an adolescent student, described by school officials as learning disabled and a non-reader. The researcher highlights how this student learned to connect to books based on an apprenticeship model. Additionally, the acknowledgement of the impact of labelling and segregation in special education played a crucial role in literacy instruction. Providing varying perspectives about disability and the category of learning disabled was instrumental in facilitating literacy learning at the adolescent level. Using an apprenticeship approach to literacy, coupled with these analytic viewpoints, allows learners to take on the demands of literacy learning while providing the space necessary to reflect on the impact of being labelled as being innately disabled. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A