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ERIC Number: EJ981715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Promoting Positive Attitudes towards Disabled People: Definition of, Rationale and Prospects for Anti-Disablist Education
Beckett, Angharad E.; Buckner, Lisa
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v33 n6 p873-891 2012
This article outlines the findings of an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study exploring the role of English state primary schools in promoting positive attitudes towards disabled people. Data emerging from a survey of schools and interviews with teachers are presented. The article considers progress made by schools against particular aspects of the Disability Equality Duty 2006. The project was underpinned by a working model of anti-disablist education resulting from a "conversation" between various models of anti-oppressive education and disability politics. It explores the rationale for a "courageous" form of anti-disablist education, definition of this, schools' engagement in this type of practice and challenges to promoting such an ideal. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)