Undoing Ableism: Teaching About Disability in K-12 Classrooms

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Routledge, Aug 30, 2019 - Education - 214 pages

Undoing Ableism is a sourcebook for teaching about disability and anti-ableism in K–12 classrooms. Conceptually grounded in disability studies, critical pedagogy, and social justice education, this book provides both a rationale as well as strategies for broad-based inquiries that allow students to examine social and cultural foundations of oppression, learn to disrupt ableism, and position themselves as agents of social change. Using an interactive style, the book provides tools teachers can use to facilitate authentic dialogues with students about constructed meanings of disability, the nature of belongingness, and the creation of inclusive communities.



List of illustrations Acknowledgments
Why Teach About Disability and Ableism in K12 Education?
Foundations for Teaching About Disability and Ableism
Teaching and Learning as Critical Inquiry
Guidelines for Teaching Critical Inquiries on Disability and Ableism
Exploring Meanings of Disability
Understanding Ableism in Society
History of Disability and Ableism
The Emergence of the Disability Rights Movement
Disability Culture and Disability Pride
Exploring Contemporary Perspectives on Disability Rights and Culture
What Are Our Roles in Taking Action Against Ableism?
Undoing Ableism With Critical Pedagogy

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Susan Baglieri is Associate Professor of Special Education at Montclair State University

Priya Lalvani is Associate Professor of Inclusive Education at Montclair State University

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