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Symposium: Using Visual Images to Make Sense of Inclusive Education: The Account from Queensland

Carrington, Suzanne B. (2006) Symposium: Using Visual Images to Make Sense of Inclusive Education: The Account from Queensland. In 2006 AERA Annual Meeting, Friday 7 April - Tuesday 11 April, 2006, San Francisco.

Abstract

For many years researchers and practitioners in education settings have attempted through processes of educational reform and inclusive school development to break down the industrial age assumptions about schools, learning, and teacher-student relationships. This project involved Australian secondary school students working as participatory researchers in collaboration with a researcher, teachers and parents. Research methodology using visual narrative techniques provided the students with a conceptual lens to view their school community: The examples of visual narrative shared in this presentation, depict problems, contradictions of exclusion and celebrations of inclusion in the lived world of the students. Photographs combined with stories represent students’ views of their social, cultural and political environment. This project illustrates how the insights of students can help break down assumptions, values and meanings that block progress to achieving more socially just schools.

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ID Code: 3720
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISSN: 0163-9676
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:31

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