Education of Children with Disabilities as Constructed within a Russian Newspaper for Teachers

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Maria J. Oreshkina
Jessica Nina Lester
Sharon Judge


inclusion, Russia, special education


This study explored the ways in which the varied meanings of the education of children with disabilities were discursively constructed in a Russian newspaper for teachers, the Teacher’s Gazette. We identified three articles addressing issues related to children with disabilities. Based on our analysis, we identified the use of two broad discourses: special education as separate and special education as inclusive. In our discussion of the findings, we point to the importance of giving voice to children with disabilities and engaging with children with disabilities and their families in constructing new imaginings of what education might be.

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