VOICE, COLLABORATION, AND INCLUSION - DEMOCRATIC THEMES IN EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL-REFORM INITIATIVES

Citation
Tm. Skrtic et al., VOICE, COLLABORATION, AND INCLUSION - DEMOCRATIC THEMES IN EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL-REFORM INITIATIVES, Remedial and special education, 17(3), 1996, pp. 142-157
Citations number
172
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Education, Special
Journal title
ISSN journal
0741-9325
Volume
17
Issue
3
Year of publication
1996
Pages
142 - 157
Database
ISI
SICI code
0741-9325(1996)17:3<142:VCAI-D>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Although the rise of constructivism calls conventional remedial and sp ecial education practices into question, it also represents a positive opportunity for progress and renewal in the professions and in societ y. Emphasizing the constructivist principles of voice, collaboration, and inclusion, the authors identify the influence of constructivism ac ross three interrelated levels of reform: Structural reforms in school organization, pedagogical reforms in classrooms, and institutional re forms in human service systems generally relative to the ''school-link ed services integration'' movement. By doing so, the authors argue tha t, far more than a new special education service delivery model, inclu sion is the emerging cultural logic of the 21st century. They conclude the article with a political-economic argument for inclusive educatio n and a discussion of the implications of constructivist reform effort s for the broader possibility of democratic renewal in society.