This is an excerpt from my book, ‘Essential Learning Theories: The Human Dimension’ published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2021.
Disclaimer: The special education teachers I have had the privilege to work with over the years are making a difference lives of their students. However, they are often trapped in a system that is broken. This system puts limitations on what they are able to accomplish. In this chapter (article), I am referencing this larger system. I am not referencing any particular school, school district, university, or teacher preparation program.
A disability is not disorder or deficit; rather, it is merely a difference, a slight variation on the common theme of humanity.
Johnson, Andrew P. (2020). Racism in a broken special education system. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/sped-fac-pubs/86/
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