A Critical Disability Studies Approach to ‘Inclusive’ Early Childhood Teacher Education

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Nicole Eilers https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8193-2536

Keywords

Critical Disability Studies, Inclusive Education, Early Childhood Education

Abstract

Critical Disability Studies (CDS) focuses on how normalcy is constructed and offers an important framework for questioning ‘inclusive’ early childhood practices. This article proposes a CDS approach to early childhood ‘inclusive’ teacher education that (1) develops a CDS pedagogy, (2) identifies ableist practices, and (3) questions and redefines ‘inclusion.’


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