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Editors' Preface (Schooling and Disability)

by Douglas Biklen, Dianne L. Ferguson & Alison Ford - 1989

From the outset we realized that this yearbook would touch on more than special education. Of course, the yearbook would necessarily report on some of the most controversial, burning issues of the day related to the education of students with disabilities. But if the book was to serve the members of the National Society for the Study of Education and its reading audience, mainly educators but not principally special educators, it should explore the relationship of special and "regular" education. Also, the book should raise broad issues of ideology and policy and at the same time include examples of effective educational practice. If we addressed these questions, the book would concern not just special education but education in general and its principal focus would be on the place of students with disabilities in education. Hence the title, Schooling and Disability.

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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. -
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18937, Date Accessed: 10/27/2021 9:48:42 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.
  • Dianne Ferguson
    Syracuse University
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    DIANNE L. FERGUSON is a professor at the Special Education division of the School of Education at Syracuse University.
  • Alison Ford
    Syracuse University
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    ALISON FORD is an associate professor in the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Syracuse University.
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