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Friday, June 8, 2012

Call for Proposals: AERA Disability Studies in Education SIG

Deadline: July 22, 2012, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The Disability Studies in Education Special Interest Group of AERA invites
submissions to the 2013 conference, April 27-May 1, in San Francisco. The
theme of the conference, Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and
Praxis, is particularly generative for disability studies scholarship in
affirming its interest in the intersectionality of disability with other
dimensions of human experience. As disability studies in education continues
to interrogate flawed assumptions of dis/ability within schooling systems
and actively pursues the transformation of such systems to remain hospitable
to students from marginalized groups, the conference theme is provocative
for investigating linkages that can support this endeavor. To this end, we
welcome proposals that:

·      Investigate the construction of disability in the context of
meritocratic systems that create, mask and perpetuate inequalities related
to ability, social class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, geography,
nationality, language, and religion, and other stratifying categories

·      Situate the field of disabilities in education in the context of
increasingly globalized markets and the concomitant production of inequities
in national and international settings

·      Seek to cross academic and other boundaries in investigating the
lived experiences of people with disabilities, their families, and their

·      Offer innovative methodological approaches that investigate the
experience of disability in schooling and other contexts in respectful,
participatory and humanizing ways

·      Disclose the complexities and tensions within efforts to
conceptualize a pedagogy for diversity in inclusive settings

·      Illustrate interdisciplinary approaches that offer new and/or
deepened theoretical insights for an inclusive pedagogy

·      Report historical research informed by disability studies that deepen
understandings of constructions of disability within educational systems

·      Analyze policy and legislative trends for their role in perpetuating
inequities along ability, social class, and other lines

For more information please contact:
Zachary McCall, University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Srikala Naraian, Teachers College, Columbia University,

Julia M. White, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Inclusive and Special Education Program
Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education & Human Development
PO Box 270425, Dewey Hall 1-160D
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
Office: 585.273.5090
Fax: 585.473.7598

1 comment:

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