1st Edition

Undoing Ableism
Teaching About Disability in K-12 Classrooms

ISBN 9781138545595
Published September 11, 2019 by Routledge
204 Pages

USD $47.95

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Book Description

Undoing Ableism is a sourcebook for teaching about disability and anti-ableism in K–12 classrooms. Conceptually grounded in disability studies, critical pedagogy, and social justice education, this book provides both a rationale as well as strategies for broad-based inquiries that allow students to examine social and cultural foundations of oppression, learn to disrupt ableism, and position themselves as agents of social change. Using an interactive style, the book provides tools teachers can use to facilitate authentic dialogues with students about constructed meanings of disability, the nature of belongingness, and the creation of inclusive communities.

Table of Contents

1. Why Teach About Disability and Ableism in K-12 Education?  2. Foundations for Teaching About Disability and Ableism  3. Teaching and Learning as Critical Inquiry   4. Guidelines for Teaching Critical Inquiries on Disability and Ableism  5. Exploring Meanings of Disability   6. Understanding Ableism in Society  7. History of Disability and Ableism  8. The Emergence of Disability Rights Movements  9. Disability Culture and Disability Pride  10. Exploring Contemporary Perspectives on Disability Rights and Culture  11. What Are Our Roles in Taking Action Against Ableism?  12. Undoing Ableism with Critical Pedagogy

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

Priya Lalvani is Associate Professor of Inclusive Education at Montclair State University