C&T Colloquium: Inclusivity as Stance, with Sarah Schlessinger
- 305 Russell
- 5/7/2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
years of research shows that inclusive education can improve educational
outcomes for students with labeled disabilities and that inclusive education
does not detrimentally affect the performance of students without labeled
disabilities. Yet, the implementation of inclusive schooling and practices is
still highly controversial in schools, largely due to the dominating audit
culture of the current educational climate. During this colloquium, Sarah
Schlessinger will present her research on the work of NYC teachers attempting
to implement inclusive practices in an increasingly difficult climate and the
development of her own inclusive stance through the dissertation process.
Sarah Schlessinger is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Curriculum & Teaching Program. Her research interests are in social justice as it is enacted through inclusive classroom practices, specifically referring to notions of normalcy, marginalization and the intersections of race, class, and ability. Sarah is also an instructor in the Elementary Inclusive Education Program at Teachers College, and the senior research associate for the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project.
Persons interested in attending are encouraged to rsvp via online support by Friday, May 3rd.
Where: 305 Russell
Initiated in the Fall 2012, the Curriculum and Teaching Colloquium Series serves as a privileged space for students to gain a broader awareness of curricular discussions with international and national scholars.
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