Normalizing difference in inclusive teaching

Susan Baglieri, Janice H. Knopf

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Inclusion practices and special education can be transformed by using a disability studies perspective, which constructs differences as natural, acceptable, and ordinary. Although inclusion is a moral imperative in promoting social justice, some inclusive practices continue to marginalize students with disabilities. A truly inclusive school reflects a democratic philosophy whereby all students are valued, educators normalize difference through differentiated instruction, and the school culture reflects an ethic of caring and community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-529
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004


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