Disability and Democracy: Reconstructing (Special) Education for Postmaternity / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807734100
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: Special Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Theory/Practice and Objectivism: The Modern View of the Professions 3
2 Power/Knowledge and Pragmatism: A Postmodern View of the Professions 25
3 The Functionalist View of Special Education and Disability: Deconstructing the Conventional Knowledge Tradition 65
4 The Interpretivist View of Special Education and Disability: The Value of Telling Stories 104
5 The Radical Structuralist View of Special Education and Disability: Unpopular Perspectives on Their Origins and Development 122
6 The Radical Humanist View of Special Education and Disability: Consciousness, Freedom, and Ideology 135
7 Radical Structuralist Perspectives on the Creation and Use of Learning Disabilities 153
8 Holism and Special Education: There Is No Substitute for Real Life Purposes and Processes 166
9 Special Education and Student Disability as Organizational Pathologies: Toward a Metatheory of School Organization and Change 190
10 Deconstructing/Reconstructing Public Education: Social Reconstruction in the Postmodern Era 233
Author Index 275
Subject Index 283
About the Contributors 289
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