EDUC 332 - Disability, Difference, and Inclusion
Who is normal? Who is a citizen? What is the meaning of adulthood? The purpose of this course is to understand and situate inclusive and positive learning relationships within broader sociological, philosophical, and cultural meanings and to enact critical practices of inclusion and belonging. Students will use the theoretical lenses and analytic tools developed by scholars of critical disability studies, feminist disability theory, and inclusive education to examine how assumptions and expectations of the able mind and body are built into how educational theorists, educators, and students think about the purposes and practices of education, especially in the context of higher education. In particular, students examine inclusive practice, civic friendship, supported decision-making, self-determination, and self-advocacy. The course requires that students complete a collaborative social action project, designed in partnership with students from Otsego Academy at Pathfinder Village.
Prerequisites: EDUC 101 and permission of instructor
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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