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Condition Critical—Key Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Education

Diana Lawrence-Brown Mara Sapon-Shevin Alfredo J. Artiles Elizabeth B. Kozleski

256 pages
Teachers College Press
This important book provides a unique merging of disability studies, critical multiculturalism, and social justice advocacy to develop both the knowledge base and the essential insights for implementing fully inclusive education. The authors expand the definition of inclusion to include students with a broad range of traditionally marginalized differences (including but not limited to disabilities, cultural/linguistic/racial background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and class). Chapters provide 12 key principles important to developing a critical perspective toward educating diverse students. Book Features: Personal stories that make concepts accessible to new and pre-service teachers. Application exercises ideal for courses and professional development workshops. Highlight boxes that raise additional questions for discussion and debate. Interactive, multimodal instructional activities to use with many kinds of learners. Additional activities and resources available online at www.tcpress.com. Introduction: Critical Pedagogies, Inclusive Schooling, and Social Justice Diana Lawrence-Brown Part I. Understanding and Envisioning Inclusive Education 1.;How We Respond to Differences—And The Difference it Makes Mara Sapon-Shevin 2.;Understanding Critical Perspectives—Who Benefits? Diana Lawrence-Brown 3.;Multiple Identities, Shifting Landscapes Janet Sauer 4.;The Social Construction of Difference Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and Ana Maria García 5.;Same Struggle, Different Difference: Linking Liberation Movements Mara Sapon-Shevin 6.;Evaluating Assumptions; Examining Evidence Diana Lawrence-Brown Part II: Enacting Inclusive Education 7.;Building Inclusive Communities Stacey N. Skoning & Kathryn Henn-Reinke 8.;The Art of Inclusive Teaching: Developing a Palette to Reach All Learners David J. Connor & Subini A. Annamma 9.;Considering Behavior as Meaningful Communication Robin M. Smith 10.;We Are What We Assess: How Schools Construct and Shape Identity and Performance Elizabeth B. Kozleski & Laura Atkinson 11.;Fostering Self-Determination Through Culturally Responsive Teaching JoDell Heroux, Susan Peters, & Maryl Randel 12.;Advocating for Successful School Change Valerie Owen, Kathleen Kotel, Julie Ramirez, Virginia Zeitlin, Elizabeth Dejewski, & David Feingold Conclusion: Examining Perspectives on Inclusive Education Diana Lawrence-Brown & Mara Sapon-Shevin
Author Bio
Diana Lawrence-Brown is associate professor of differentiated instruction at St. Bonaventure University. Mara Sapon-Shevin is professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University