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Becoming a Great Inclusive Educator

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Edited By Scot Danforth

Inclusive education continues to grow in popularity and acceptance in the United States. However, most teachers – general and special educators – are poorly prepared to be successful in inclusive classrooms and schools. Undoubtedly, the challenge to professionals involves the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. But inclusion requires far more. It calls upon educators to trouble everything they think they know about disability, to question their deepest ethical commitments, to take up the work of the Disability Rights Movement in the public schools, and to leap headlong into the deepest waters of the rich craft tradition of inclusive teaching. This book offers educators the guidance and resources to become great inclusive educators by engaging in a powerful process of personal and professional transformation.
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Part Two: The Living Tradition of Inclusive Education Practice

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PART TWO

The Living Tradition of Inclusive Education Practice



In part 2, we begin an exploration of the fourth challenge: steeping yourself in the tradition of inclusive practice. Through practical experimentation and research analysis, working for over two decades, educators and parents have developed a growing repertoire of promising inclusive education practices. Joining this tradition of pedagogy involves learning what this tradition has created so far.

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