Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes Toward Classmates with Disabilities / Edition 1

Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes Toward Classmates with Disabilities / Edition 1

by Arthur Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815339607

ISBN-13: 9780815339601

Pub. Date: 06/16/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The evil prosthesis of Captain Hook, the comical speech of Porky Pig, and the bumbling antics of Mr. Magoo are all examples of images in our culture which can become the basis of negative attitudes and subliminal prejudice towards persons with disabilities. These attitudes influence and underlie discriminatory acts, resulting in negative treatment and segregation.

Overview

The evil prosthesis of Captain Hook, the comical speech of Porky Pig, and the bumbling antics of Mr. Magoo are all examples of images in our culture which can become the basis of negative attitudes and subliminal prejudice towards persons with disabilities. These attitudes influence and underlie discriminatory acts, resulting in negative treatment and segregation. A teacher's ability to recognize and counter such images may well determine the success of inclusion and mainstreaming programs in our schools and society. Well-researched and well-written, this book offers practical guidance as grounded in solid research to schools that are wrestling with how to mainstream children with disabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815339601
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/16/2000
Series:
Critical Education Practice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.15(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Chapter 1Why Change Attitudes?3
Chapter 2Issues of Language and Terminology37
Chapter 3The Minority Group and Medical Model Paradigms81
Chapter 4Early Attitudes and Their Legacies145
Chapter 5Disabilities and Common Sense Approaches267
Chapter 6Critical Educational Practices for Changing Negative Attitudes341
Some Final Thoughts About this Book445
Appendix 1Resources447
Bibliography491
Index539

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