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Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education

Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference


Edited By Peter Smagorinsky, Joseph Tobin and Kyunghwa Lee

Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education: Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference challenges assumptions that view people of difference to be "abnormal," that isolate attention to their difference solely in the individual, that treat areas of difference as matters of deficiency, and that separate youth of difference from the mainstream and treat them as pathologized. As outsiders to mainstream special education, the authors of this collection take a more social and cultural perspective that views the surrounding social environment as at least as problematic as any point of difference in any individual. Most of the scholars contributing to this volume work with preservice and inservice teachers and grapple with issues of curriculum and pedagogy. One of the primary audiences we hope to reach with this book is our colleagues and practitioners who have not made special education or disability studies the focus of their careers, but who, like we, are determined to engage with the full range of people who attend schools. Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education: Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference can be a valuable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, as it addresses key issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and differentiated approaches to educating the full range of students.

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Names: Smagorinsky, Peter, editor. | Tobin, Joseph Jay, editor. | Lee, Kyunghwa, editor. Title: Dismantling the disabling environments of education: creating new cultures and contexts for accommodating difference / edited by Peter Smagorinsky, Joseph Tobin & Kyunghwa Lee. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Series: Disability studies in education; vol. 24 | ISSN 1548-7210 Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2018058158 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6316-6 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-6315-9 (paperback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-6361-6 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-6362-3 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6363-0 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Children with disabilities—Education. Special education. School environment. Classification: LCC LC4015.D548 2019 | DDC 371.9—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b14873

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