Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom: Critical Practices for Embracing Diversity in Education, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom

Critical Practices for Embracing Diversity in Education, 2nd Edition

By Susan Baglieri


268 pages

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Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom is a core textbook that integrates knowledge and practice from the fields of disability studies and special education. The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout to include stronger connections between race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and disability to emphasize intersecting identities and experiences; stronger emphasis on curriculum and teaching rather than on attitudes toward disability; and updates to current events, cultural references, resources, research literature, laws, and policies.


"Baglieri deftly weaves the broad concept of dis/abilities in society, schools, and the curriculum into a powerful work that helps all educators make sense of what can and should be done for all students. Without a doubt, this volume makes a significant contribution to the field of inclusive education."

Dr. David J. Connor, Professor, Hunter College, and co-author of A Child, a Family, a School, a Community: A Tale of Inclusive Education

"Baglieri accomplishes the rare feat of deftly combining a most sophisticated and compelling understanding of inclusive education with deeply informed and eminently practical approaches for its effective implementation—an indispensable resource for all educators."

Professor Deborah Gallagher, PhD, University of Northern Iowa

Table of Contents


Part I: Disability and Society

Chapter 1: What is Inclusive Education?

Chapter 2: Perspectives on Disability

Chapter 3: Cultures of Exclusion

Chapter 4: Moving Toward Cultures of Inclusion

Part II: Disability in Schools

Chapter 5: Conceptualizing Disability in Schools

Chapter 6: Disabilities and Initial Approaches for Creating Inclusive Environments

Part III: Curriculum and Inclusive Education

Chapter 7: Approaches to Student Diversity: An Overview

Chapter 8: Collaborative Planning and Practice

Chapter 9: Instructional Design for Inclusive Education

Chapter 10: Designing Curriculum to Account for Disability

Final Thoughts


About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Mental Disabilities