Faculty Publications

Title

Beyond the far too incessant schism: Special education and the social model of disability

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Disability, Inclusive education, Special education

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Inclusive Education

Volume

18

Issue

11

First Page

1120

Last Page

1142

Abstract

Special education critics' vigorous appraisals of the social model of disability, along with their analysis of its implications for special education, provide a valuable forum for meaningful dialogue about how educators are to understand the nature of disability. In this article, we offer our response to their recent articles. As advocates of the social model, we find their critiques intriguing, at moments a bit provocative, but more importantly we find in their work an opportunity to advance beyond the far too incessant schism between those who support the medical model of disability and those who endorse its alternatives.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1080/13603116.2013.875599

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