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Ideology and the Politics of (In)Exclusion


Linda Ware

Ideology and the Politics of (In)Exclusion provides an international analysis of the politics of research and practice in special education. The contributors to this volume establish purposeful connections to the micropolitics of disability identification and the macropolitics of social structure and describe various geographic locales, recount multiple historical contexts, rely upon differing sources of evidence, and as a consequence, relate a more complex and richly layered analysis of educational inclusion. Ideology and the Politics of (In)Exclusion breaks away from the prevailing discourse on educational inclusion as that which occurs in a vacuum, separate from social inclusion, by providing a close analysis of the narrow frameworks, historic influence, and research tensions that underwrite current special education practice.
Contents: Ellen Brantlinger: Ideologies Discerned, Values Determined: Getting Past the Hierarchies of Special Education – Julie Allan: The Aesthetics of Disability as a Productive Ideology – Roger Slee: Meaning in the Service of Power – Len Barton: The Politics of Special Education: A Necessary or Irrelevant Approach? – Sally Tomlinson: Race and Special Education – Keith Ballard: Ideology and the Origins of Exclusion: A Case Study – Marit Stromstad: Accounting for Ideology and Politics in the Development of Inclusive Practice in Norway – Kari Nes: Quality versus Equality? Inclusion Politics in Norway at Century’s End – Lous Heshusius: Special Education Knowledges: The Inevitable Struggle with the «Self» – Jude MacArthur: Tensions and Conflicts: Experiences in Parent and Professional Worlds – Linda Ware: The Politics of Ideology: A Pedagogy of Critical Hope.