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Enhancing Diversity: Educators with Disabilities
edited by Ronald J. Anderson, Clayton E. Keller and Joan M. Karp
Gallaudet University Press, 1998
Cloth: 978-1-56368-071-7 | Paper: 978-1-56368-341-1 | eISBN: 978-1-56368-225-4
Library of Congress Classification LB2844.1.H35E54 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.10087

The 43 million people with disabilities form this country’s largest minority group, yet they are markedly under-employed as educators. Enhancing Diversity: Educators with Disabilities paves the way for correcting this costly omission. Editors Anderson, Karp, and Keller have called upon the knowledge of 19 other renowned contributors to address the important issues raised in Enhancing Diversity, including the place of disability in discussions of diversity in education, research on educators with disabilities that validates their capabilities, and information on the qualifications desired in and the demands made of education professionals. Legal precedents are cited and explained, and examples of efforts to place disabled educators are presented, along with recommendations on how disabled individuals and school administrators can work toward increased opportunities. Interviews with 25 disabled educators discussing how they satisfactorily fulfill their professional requirements completes this thoughtful-provoking book.

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