Using inclusion literature to promote positive attitudes toward disabilities

Andrews, Sharon E.
March 1998
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Mar98, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p420
Academic Journal
Discusses the use of books about disabilities as a means of promoting positive attitudes among nonhandicapped children towards their handicapped classmates. Potential of literature to influence reader attitudes and feelings; Role of the classroom teacher in selecting appropriate books for classroom use; Criteria in the choice of literature.


Related Articles

  • Selecting intermediate novels that feature characters with disabilities. Landrum, Judith // Reading Teacher;Nov2001, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p252 

    Outlines the criteria for selecting intermediate literature that portrays characters with disabilities. Plot; Character development; Tone; List of novels published between 1990 and 1999 that feature such characters.

  • Review of children's literature: Children with disabilities as main characters. Stelle // Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov99, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p123 

    Focuses on a variety of fiction for children in which the main character has a disability. Tool for developing positive attitudes toward people with disabilities; Encouragement of positive peer relationships among children of differing abilities.

  • Adolescent novels that feature characters with disabilities: An annotated bibliography. Landrum, Judith E. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Dec98/Jan99, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p284 

    Lists several novels published between the years 1990 and 1997 which feature characters with disabilities. Includes `Cheshire Moon,' by N. Butts; `Fighting Tackle,' by M. Christopher; `Lizard,' by D. Covington.

  • Disability and the American Counterculture. Bolaki, Stella; Gair, Christopher // Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies;2015, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p125 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the authors discuss various articles within the issue including disability in relation to the American counterculture, physical and cognitive disability in writings, and beat generation.

  • A HISTORY OF THE HANDICAPPED ON STAGE. Blacher, Jan; Dixon, Michael Bigelow // Journal of Special Education;Spring82, Vol. 16 Issue 1 

    Discusses the dramatic works that incorporate handicapped characters, from the time of ancient Greeks to modern Broadway productions. Plays portraying handicapped characters; Type of characterization of handicapped persons on stage; Effect of the presentation of handicapped characters on...

  • Lobster Hand. Arthurs, Alexia // Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism;Jul2013, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p237 

    The short story "Lobster Hand," by Alexia Arthurs is presented.

  • Evaluate children's books that address disability.  // Phi Delta Kappan;Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p30 

    The article offers guidelines on how to select books about children with disabilities for a course curriculum in order to avoid the reinforcement of stereotypes, adapted from the book "Guidelines for Selecting bias-free and storybooks," by the Council on Interracial Books for Children.

  • Disability literature can inspire empathy. Yeager, Laura // Reading Today;Dec2010, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p44 

    The article examines the effects of disability literature to the college students' perspective towards disabled persons in Ohio. It mentions that after reading a series of texts and has written numerous research papers, the students did not only become better writers but also became more...

  • Thumbs down on "Pinocchio".  // Library Journal;2/15/1977, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p440 

    Cites a report from Tokyo, Japan on efforts by a Japanese group to restrict children's access to the story of 'Pinocchio' for allegedly encouraging discrimination against the handicapped.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics