Sustaining Disabled Youth: Centering Disability in Asset Pedagogies
Published by: Teachers College Press
Imprint: Teachers College Press
Sales Date: 2022-11-25
Published: November 2022
Imprint: Teachers College Press
Page Count: 264 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
264 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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Asset-based pedagogies, such as culturally relevant/sustaining teaching, are frequently used to improve the educational experiences of students of color and to challenge the white curriculum that has historically informed school practices. Yet asset-based pedagogies have evaded important aspects of students? culture and identity: those related to disability.
Sustaining Disabled Youth is the first book to address this deficit. It brings together a collection of work that situates disability as a key aspect of children and youth?s cultural identity construction. It explores how disability intersects with other markers of difference to create unique cultural repertoires to be valued, sustained, and utilized for learning. Readers will hear from prominent and emerging scholars and activists in disability studies who engage with the following questions: Can disability be considered an identity and culture in the same ways that race and ethnicity are? How can disability be incorporated to develop and sustain asset-based pedagogies that attend to intersecting forms of marginalization? How can disability serve in inquiries on the use of asset-based pedagogies? Do all disability identities and embodiments merit sustaining? How can disability justice be incorporated into other efforts toward social justice?
- ? Provides critical insights to bring disability in conversation with asset-based pedagogies.
- ? Highlights contributions of both university scholars and community activists.
- ? Includes analytical and practical tools for researchers, classroom teachers, and school administrators.
- ? Offers important recommendations for teacher education programs.
Series Foreword ?ix
Disability and Asset Pedagogies: An Introduction to the Book ?xv
Kathleen A. King Thorius and Federico R. Waitoller
Part I: CENTERING DISABILITY CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY
1. ? Disabled Lives: Worthiness and Identity in an Ableist Society ?3
Anjali J. Forber-Pratt and Bradley J. Minotti
2. ?Cultivating Positive Racial-Ethnic-Disability Identity: Opportunities in Education for Culturally Sustaining Practices at the Intersection of Race and Disability ?17
Seena M. Skelton
3. ? Smooth and Striated Spaces: Autistic (Ill)legibility as a Deterritorializing Force ?31
Sara M. Acevedo and Robin Rosigno
4. ? Luring the Vygotskyan Imagination: Notes for a New Bridge Between Disability Studies in Education and Asset Pedagogies ?46
Federico R. Waitoller
Part II: SUSTAINING DISABILITY IDENTITIES WITHIN PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES
5. ? Black Deaf Gain: A Guide to Revisioning K?12 Deaf Education ?59
Onudeah D. Nicolarakis, Akilah English, and Gloshanda Lawyer
6. ?Disability Critical Race Theory as Asset Pedagogy ?74
Subini Annamma, David Connor, and Beth Ferri
7. ?Krip-Hop Nation Puts Back the Fourth Element of Hip-Hop: Knowledge with a Political Limp ?86
Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Keith Jones
8. ? Breaking Down Barriers: Hearing from Children to Learn to Teach Inclusively in Bilingual Education ?95
Patricia Martínez-Álvarez and Minhye Son
Part III: ON NURTURING TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERS
9. ? Of the Insubstantiality of ?Special? Worlds: Curricular Cripistemological Practices as Asset Pedagogy in Teacher Education ?111
Linda Ware, David Mitchell, and Sharon Snyder
10 . ?Mothers of Color of Children with Dis/abilities: Centering Their Children?s Assets in Family as Faculty Projects ?126
Cristina Santamaría Graff
11. ? Practicing for Complex Times: The Future of Disability Studies and Teacher Education ?144
12. ? Curriculum Theorizing, Intersectional Consciousness, and Teacher Education for Disability-Inclusive Practices ?156
Mildred Boveda and Brittany Aronson
13. ?Leveraging Asset Pedagogies at Race/Disability Intersections in Equity-Expansive Technical Assistance ?169
Kathleen A. King Thorius
About the Editors and the Contributors ?222