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Condition Critical--Key Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Education (Disability) By Diana Lawrence-Brown, Mara Sapon-Shevin, Alfredo J. Artiles (Editor) Cover Image
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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

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 Garc a

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

About the Author

Diana Lawrence-Brown is associate professor of differentiated instruction at St. Bonaventure University. Mara Sapon-Shevinis professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807754771
ISBN-10: 0807754773
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: December 5th, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Disability