Book Talk: Teaching for Inclusion: Eight Principles for Effective and Equitable Practice, with Srikala Naraian
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 10/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/17/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Book Talks, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: curriculum and teaching, Inclusion, Special education

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Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Teaching for Inclusion: Eight Principles for Effective and Equitable Practice, with Srikala Naraian, Thursday, 10/5, 4-5:30pm


"Teaching for Inclusion shows how educators navigate the competing demands of everyday practice with examples from urban, suburban, elementary, and secondary schools. The author offers eight guiding principles that can be used to advance an inclusive pedagogy. These principles permit teachers to both acknowledge and draw from the conditions within which they work, even as they uphold their commitments to equitable schooling for students from historically marginalized groups, particularly students with disabilities. Situated in the everyday realities of classrooms that often include mandated testing requirements and accountability policies, this book addresses multiple dimensions of inclusive practice including curricular decision making, the ''grammar'' of schooling, the status of family communities, and the demands of professional roles."
-- Teachers College Press, Book Description

Srikala Naraian is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and program director of the Elementary and Secondary Inclusive Education Programs. Dr. Naraian holds a B.A. in English, from Madras University; M.A. in Special Education, from Michigan State University; and a Ph.D., from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her scholarly research interests include disability studies in education; inclusive education; education of students with significant disabilities; inclusive education in international contexts; teacher preparation for inclusive education. She is the author of numerous articles, including those in Teachers College Record; International Journal of Inclusive Education; and Teacher Education and Special Education.

This book talk is co-sponsored by Teachers College Press and Gottesman Libraries.

Please rsvp with your interest and details by Wednesday, October 4th.

Where: 305 Russell