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SPED 08130 Lecture 1: Perception Matters Notes
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SPED - Special Education
Course Code
SPED 08130
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Randel
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Disabilities and Social Justice— Perceptions Matter Notes
Deficit Perspective: Human behavior and characteristics are distributed along a continuum
called the “normal curve” (you decide what is avg)
Cultural Perspective: Different cultures with different views about disability (some cultures
think its a blessing, others believe its a curse)
Sociological Perspective: Disability is socially constructed
Disabilities as a Minority
The civil rights act of 1964 landmark court cases and disability advocacy
Brown v Board of Ed
Full participation of people of color
Words Matter
Important to carefully select the words you use to talk about others
sticks and stones
people first language
the person does not equal the disability
disable is not a noun
Ex- do say “students with intellectual disabilities” do not say “retarded students”
Arriving at Basic Guarantees— exclusion in society
We need laws to protect people with disabilities
Historical perspective: cruel treatment, banished from the community, early roman times they
were put on display in a cage as a form of entertainment
Preventing people with disabilities to be excluded
Exclusion in Education
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find more resources at oneclass.com Disabilities and Social Justice— Perceptions Matter Notes • Deficit Perspective: Human behavior and characteristics are distributed along a continuum called the “normal curve” (you decide what is avg) • Cultural Perspective: Different cultures with different views about disability (some cultures think its a blessing, others believe its a curse) • Sociological Perspective: Disability is socially constructed Disabilities as a Minority • The civil rights act of 1964 landmark court cases and disability advocacy • Brown v Board of Ed • Full participation of people of color Words Matter • Important to carefully select the words you use to talk about others • sticks and stones • people first language • the person does not equal the disability • disable is not a noun • Ex- do say “students with intellectual disabilities” do not say “retarded students” Arriving at Basic Guarantees— exclusion in society • We need laws to protect people with disabilities • Historical perspective: cruel treatment, banished from the community, early roman times they were put on display in a cage as a form of entertainment • Preventing people with disabilities to be excluded Exclusion in Education find more resources at oneclass.com find more resources at oneclass.com • Prior to 1975: PAAssociation for Retard children (PARC) v Commonwealth of PA— Group of kids denied education because they didn’t reach the mental age of 5, PA was deciding who could get an education • Dr. Blatt and othe
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