"An outstanding contribution to the literature of both disability law and disability studies, effectively making connections between the two."—Ruth Colker, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
"Fearful of liability and litigation, universities employ rigid accommodation policies that undermine inclusive community. Habituated in the exclusion of difference, K–12 schools perpetuate what Foucault calls the discourse of individualization, alienating children from their classmates. The chapters in this volume confront these issues, and more, head-on with powerful analysis and insight. This book will become required reading in disability studies in education."—Susan L. Gabel, coauthor of Disability and Teaching
Righting Educational Wrongs brings together the work of scholars from the fields of disability studies in education and law to examine contemporary struggles around in-clusion and access to education. Specifically, contributors examine policies and practices as they contribute to or undermine educational access for individuals with disabilities.
Kanter and Ferri expand our understanding about the potential of legal studies to inform work around disability studies in education and vice versa. Contributors explore the intersections between disability studies, law, and education, forging a theoretical framework for thinking about educational access. Several essays take a critical look at some of the histories of exclusion in education and the ways that these exclusions have been upheld by a variety of educational policies and practices. Other essays reflect on how students with disabilities and their families experience the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. By bridging various disciplines, Righting Educational Wrongs offers new insights to allow us to better understand the multiple perspectives and voices within the field of disability studies.
About the Author
Arlene S. Kanter is the Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor of Law and the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence. She directs the Syracuse University College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program and co-directs the Syracuse University Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies.
Beth A. Ferri is associate professor in the School of Education and coordinator of the doctoral program in special education at Syracuse University.
Series: Critical Perspectives on Disability
6 x 9, 424 pages