SPCL 3100 Understanding Disability in Cultural, Social and Educational Contexts

3 hours, 3 credits

Introduction to understanding disability as a category of diversity and identity in comparison with other categories of diversity and identity, such as race, class, gender and ethnicity, as well as on diversity within disability. Emphasis on looking at disability as a culture, disability as a multi-faceted concept through a culturally sustaining framework, bringing together a multitude of perspectives, methodologies and experiences. The disability rights movement, eugenics, issues related to inclusion such as disproportionality and linguistically diverse students; the value of universal design, System of Support, the idea of inclusion beyond placements and service delivery.


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