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Both Sides of the Table: Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability

Both Sides of the Table: Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability (Paperback)

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Both Sides of the Table is a set of evocative, heartfelt, personal, and revealing stories, told by educators about how their experiences with disability, personally and in the lives of family members, has affected their understanding of disability. It uses disability studies and critical theory lenses to understand the autoethnographies of teachers and their personal relationships with disability. The book takes a beginning look at the meaning of autoethnography as a method of inquiry, as well as how it has been (and will be) applied to exploring disability and the role of education in creating and sustaining it. The title refers to the context in which educators find themselves in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings for students with disabilities in schools. There, educators often sit on the other side of the table from people with disabilities, their families, and their allies. In these chapters, the authors assume roles that place them, literally, on both sides of IEP tables. They inscribe new meanings - of relationships, of disability, of schools, of what it means to be an educator and a learner. It is a proposal (or perhaps a gentle manifesto) for what research, education, disability, and a utopian revolutionary politics of social transformation could and should look like.

EducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of educationEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needsTeaching of physically disabled studentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 30/08/2013 ISBN-13: 9781433114519  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Phil Smith is Associate Professor of Education at Eastern Michigan University. His most recent book is Whatever Happened to Inclusion? The Place of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Education (Peter Lang, 2010). He has published widely in the areas of qualitative research, education, and disability studies.

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