Removing the Margins: The Challenges and Possibilities of Inclusive Schooling

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"Removing the Margins holds that education should be about producing knowledge for social action. Inclusivity goes beyond special education or special interests and is intrinsically tied to how schools respond to the needs and concerns of all students from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, class, religious, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. All students are cheated when a dominant, rather than a diverse, learning environment is provided. By collapsing the artificial boundaries between schools, off-school sites, local communities and
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Overview

"Removing the Margins holds that education should be about producing knowledge for social action. Inclusivity goes beyond special education or special interests and is intrinsically tied to how schools respond to the needs and concerns of all students from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, class, religious, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. All students are cheated when a dominant, rather than a diverse, learning environment is provided. By collapsing the artificial boundaries between schools, off-school sites, local communities and families, and by welcoming the spiritualities, languages, and indigenous knowledges that students bring with them, schools can be transformed from sources of oppression into sites for social transformation."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551301532
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars' Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Ch. 1 Rethinking Inclusive Schooling: Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations 1
Ch. 2 Research and Method: Exemplary Practices of Inclusive Schooling 27
Ch. 3 Schooling and Education in North America: Recentring Indigenous Knowledges 45
Ch. 4 Spirituality in Education: A Critical Perspective 67
Ch. 5 Language Integration: Framing Issues of Language in Schooling 95
Ch. 6 Achieving Success Through Inclusive Education: Fulfilling the Needs of all Students 141
Ch. 7 Representation in Education: Centring Silenced Voices, Bodies and Knowledges 171
Ch. 8 Integrative and Inclusive Approaches: Community Schooling 197
Ch. 9 Conclusion - Making Connections to Public Schooling: Multicentric Education 235
References 275
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