Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Convergence of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies: A Critical Framework

  • Katie Roquemore
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_474

Disability studies is an academic field of study that emerged alongside the Disability Rights Movement. Disability studies is an interdisciplinary field which acknowledges that disability “sits at the intersection of many overlapping disciplines in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences” (“What is Disability Studies?”). Goals of disability studies scholars and programs include: challenging the view of disability as an individual deficit that can be fixed through medical intervention or rehabilitation; exploring models and theories that examine economic, political, cultural, and social factors that define disability; working to destigmatize disease, illness, and impairment; and interrogating the connections between medical practices of disability and stigma (“What is Disability Studies?”). Disability studies has numerous philosophical foundations that relate to the various political, social, and economic aspects of disability and society as a whole.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Laura Jaffee
    • 1
  • Ashley Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Colgate UniversityHamiltonUSA