Human exceptionality/ disability

This discussion is based on your reading of Chapter 3 of your text, Inclusion and Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Early Childhood and Elementary Years. In this chapter, you learned about evidence-based inclusive schools, and about the importance of diversity, acceptance and belonging. These are buzz words today.

  1. In schools today, how would the discussion (and handling) of “diversity, acceptance and belonging” be different than in schools in the year 1970?
  2. If you were a parent in 1970, what challenges might you face addressing an issue of “diversity, acceptance and belonging” with the school administrators that impacted your child’s schooling?

Hardman, Egan, & Drew. (2017) Human Exceptionality: School, Community, and Family. Twelfth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage.