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Redefining Schools

by Douglas Biklen 1989

Many parents want schools to approximate the inclusive society that is envisioned in the autobiographies of people with disabilities and in firsthand.accounts of parents such as Mary Lou. Some want and expect only that schools merely recognize their children with disabilities as more than the clinical terms that have been attached to them. But how well have the schools done? Put another way, what is the place of disability in schools and of students classified as disabled?

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 88, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 6, 1989, p. 1-24
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18938, Date Accessed: 9/23/2018 6:34:03 AM

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  • Douglas Biklen
    Syracuse University
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    DOUGLAS BIKLEN is a professor at the School of Education at Syracuse University.
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