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- DescriptionIt is generally taken for granted that human behavior distributes along the lines of a bell-shaped, normal curve. This idea underpins much educational theory, research, and practice. In this title, contributors agree that the hegemony of the normal curve has had a devastating effect on those presumed to live on the boundaries of normal.
- Author BiographyCurt Dudley-Marling was a special education teacher for seven years and also taught third grade. He is currently a professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where he teaches courses on language and literacy. His scholarly interests include the social construction of school failure, classroom discourse, and disability studies. Alex Gurn is a Ph.D. candidate in curriculum and instruction at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. His professional work experiences include work as a community-based educator, as a language teacher with high school and adult learners, and as an out-of-school time specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Education. His other research interests span the sociology of education, cultural studies, youth literacy practices in and out of educational institutions, and qualitative research methodologies.
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication08/09/2010
- GenrePsychology: Professional & General
- Series TitleDisability Studies in Education
- Series Part/Volume Number11
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2010
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight490 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Edited byAlex Gurn,Curt Dudley-Marling
- Edition StatementNew edition
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