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ERIC Number: EJ949009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
The Concept of "Best Practice": A Brief Overview of Its Meanings, Scope, Uses, and Shortcomings
Osburn, Joe; Caruso, Guy; Wolfensberger, Wolf
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v58 n3 p213-222 2011
"Best practice" has multiple meanings and particular connotations. We examine the origin of the term "best practice" and related terms and concepts and provide some examples of its use in disability fields. We identify some reasons why its use should be more judicious, if not curtailed altogether. We also suggest two complementary options to address our concerns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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