The hunt for disability: The new eugenics and the normalization of school children

Baker, Bernadette (2002) The hunt for disability: The new eugenics and the normalization of school children. Teachers College Record, 104(4), pp. 663-703.

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Abstract

Examines issues of sameness, difference, equality, and democracy in present public school systems, focusing on the question of (dis)ability and implications of rethinking (dis)ability as an ontological issue before its inscription as an educational one concerning the politics of inclusion. The paper analyzes old and new discourses of eugenics as quality control of national populations. (Contains references.) (SM)

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ID Code: 89886
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Public Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9620.00175
ISSN: 1467-9620
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2015 00:46
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 01:33

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