Inclusion: A Matter of Social Justice

Sapon-Shevin, Mara
October 2003
Educational Leadership;Oct2003, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p25
Focuses on the social justice needed in inclusive schools in the U.S. Ways of creating a democratic society envisioned for students; Role of inclusive schools in challenging practices of exclusion; Questions asked by students in inclusive classrooms.


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