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  • Essential Questions - Inclusive Answers

    This article takes the form of a case study of Souhegan High School in New Hampshire. Souhegan has become a fully inclusive high school via the means of three program components which are detailed in the article.

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  • The new genocide of handicapped and afflicted people

    This monograph is based largely upon Wolfensberger's social role valorisation theory, and makes challenging reading. Wolfensberger names the "new genocide" as 'deathmaking', which is "any action or pattern of actions which either directly or indirectly brings about, or hastens, the death of a person or group." He examines the values...

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  • Labelling Deviant Behaviour: Its sociological implications

    Much of the roots of social role valorisation theory lies in this work. While it is a theoretical piece, the author's arguments and the structure of the book are very clear. The author analyses what is known as the 'labelling approach' to deviance.

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  • We Can Speak for Ourselves

    This is a formative book on the development of the self advocacy movement (mainly in the US and Britain). It tells the story of two schemes in the US - People First of Oregon and Project 2 of Nebraska- and accounts of similar projects in Britain.

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  • Draft Framework for Action on Special Needs Education

    This draft framework is intended to guide action by governments, international organisations and other bodies in implementing "The Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education", which is detailed at the rear of the article.

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  • Developing an Inclusive School Community

    This paper aims to discuss factors that contribute to the development of an inclusive school community. Most effort is directed at the individual school level; however recognition is given to statewide factors that can contribute to or thwart efforts to develop an inclusive school community.

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  • Opening Plenary Session of the TASH Annual Conference

    What a great article! The most important point made in the article is: "Don't take no for an answer". The article is a dialogue of Sandra and her mother Kay. Sandra was refused lifesaving surgery because of her disability. Sandra, Kay and others didn't take "no" for an answer.

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  • Planning for Effective Co-Teaching. The Key to Successful Inclusion

    This article explores fundamental planning issues that need to be addressed by school systems to facilitate effective co-teaching models in order to achieve successful inclusion. The article does this by emphasising the need for thoughtful planning at different levels and the issues involved. A case-study of successful co-planning is also included.

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  • The Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education

    The Salamanca Statement is a reaffirmation of the right of every individual to education by delegates of UNESCO's World Conference on Special Needs Education. The delegates represent 88 governments and 25 international organisations. The statement includes: what the delegates believe, what action is required by governments and the international community...

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  • Acting against disability discrimination: A practical manual for using the Disability Discrimination Act

    "This is what the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)...aims to do. It places obligations on a whole range of people throughout the community to genuinely uphold the fundamental entitlement of people with disabilities to the same rights and opportunities as all other Australian citizens" (p.1) This manual explains how the...

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