Disability Studies in Education: Readings in Theory and Method

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Peter Lang, 2005 - Education - 182 pages
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As a field of inquiry, disability studies in education stands at the broad intersection of disability studies and educational studies. This book introduces graduate students, educational researchers, and teacher educators to the range of scholarly inquiry emerging from this exciting new field. Susan L. Gabel pulls together a sampling of the vast array of available scholarship that includes readings that intersect curriculum theory, critical policy analysis, personal narrative, and much more. Although disability studies in education has only recently been recognized as a field of inquiry with an identifiable body of literature, the chapters in this book present the work of some of the major scholars of disability studies in education.
 

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Contents

Introduction Disability Studies in Education
1
An Aesthetic of Disability
21
Disability Arts and the Performance of Ideology
37
Seeing isnot Believing Visibility Invisibility and
53
Compliance as Alienated Labor A Critical Analysis of
85
Many Possible Futures Many Different Directions
103
Slippery Shibboleths The Shady Side of Truisms in
125
Searching for Something Outside of Ourselves
139
Transforming Literacy Instruction Unpacking the
155
List of Contributors
173
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The Editor: Susan L. Gabel is Professor of Education and Director of the Disability and Equity in Education doctoral program at National College of Education, National-Louis University. She teaches graduate courses in disability studies, curriculum studies, and special education. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy from Michigan State University.

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