Seeking inclusive education: disrupting boundaries of 'special' and 'regular' education

Ypinazar, Valmae, and Pagliano, Paul (2004) Seeking inclusive education: disrupting boundaries of 'special' and 'regular' education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 8 (4). pp. 423-442.

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The present paper is part of a larger study carried out in North Queensland, Australia, between 1999 and 2001. The original study focused on the perceptions of 15 women who each have (or had) a child who was medically, educationally and socio-culturally constituted as having a disability. Qualitative methods were used for research design and to gather data. Poststructural and feminist perspectives were added to provide additional methods of data analysis. The primary focus in this paper is the spatiality of inclusive education with/in the discursive site of (special) education. It also considers the binary of regular/special education in relation to the spaces of educational discourse through the perspectives of the mothers, covering a temporal frame of 40 years. The mothers' perceptions provide a historical lens on the changes that occurred in special education in North Queensland over this time, while at the same time offer an insight into the spaces disability occupies in education discourse.

Item ID: 4766
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1464-5173
Keywords: educational policy; special education; women; handicap; student integration; Australia
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 05:47
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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