The Discursive Practice of Learning Disability

  title={The Discursive Practice of Learning Disability},
  author={D. Reid and Jan Weatherly Valle},
  journal={Journal of Learning Disabilities},
  pages={466 - 481}
  • D. Reid, Jan Weatherly Valle
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • This article serves as an invitation to rethink and to broaden the scope of learning disabilities (LD) research and practice. We begin with 3 assumptions: Education in a representative democracy is inevitably a political enterprise; social justice is everyone's responsibility, but educators have a special role to play; and segregated schooling is neither equal nor equitable. After an analysis of the primary extant discourses, we argue for a more comprehensive and more openly political vision of… CONTINUE READING
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