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The myth of the normal curve, edited by Curt Dudley-Marling and Alex Gurn

Label
The myth of the normal curve
Title
The myth of the normal curve
Statement of responsibility
edited by Curt Dudley-Marling and Alex Gurn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is generally taken for granted that human behavior distributes along the lines of a bell-shaped, normal curve. This idea underpins much educational theory, research, and practice. There is, however, a considerable body of research demonstrating that the normal curve grossly misrepresents the human experience. Yet the acceptance of the normal curve continues to be used to pathologize children and adults with disabilities by positioning them as abnormal. Collectively, the contributors to this volume critique the ideology of the normal curve. Some explicity challenge the assumptions that underpin the normal curve. Others indirectly critique notions of normality by examining the impact of normal curve thinking on educational policies and practices. Many contributors go beyond critiquing the normal curve to propose alternative ways to imagine human differences. All contributors agree that the hegemony of the normal curve has had a devastating effect on those presumed to live on the boundaries of normal." ""In this provocative and illuminating book, a stellar collection of authors critiques t̀he normal curve, ' one of the most enduring (and damaging) myths in American education. This must-read book will prompt readers to rethink their fundamental assumptions about the ability and disability."---Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Lynch School of Education, Boston College." ""The Myth of the Normal Curve provides a much-needed critique of commonly and even scientifically accepted notions of normality. For too long we have supported an ideology of normality without much interrogation of the subject. This book provides that interrogation."---Lennard J. Davis, Professor of English and Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago"--BOOK JACKET
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Dudley-Marling, Curt
Dewey number
371.9/043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC3965
LC item number
.D76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gurn, Alex
Series statement
Disability studies in education,
Series volume
v. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Special education
  • Disability studies
  • Intelligence levels
Label
The myth of the normal curve, edited by Curt Dudley-Marling and Alex Gurn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Deborah Gallagher
  • 4.
  • Decentralizations and Redistributions: A Complex Reading of Normality
  • Dennis Sumara
  • 5.
  • Situating Labeling within an Ideological Framework
  • Teresa Sorde Marti
  • 6.
  • Evolutionary Anxiety, Monstrosity, and the Birth of Normality
  • Steven A. Gelb
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • "Requires Medication to Progress Academically": The Discursive Pathways of ADHD
  • Michael Mancini
  • 8.
  • Assessment and the Policing of the Norm
  • Beth Harry
  • 9.
  • Miner's Canaries and Boiling Frogs: Fiction and Facts about Normalcy in Educational and Reading Assessment
  • Arlette Ingram Willis
  • 10.
  • Introduction: Living on the Boundaries of Normal
  • Dialogue We've Yet to Have: Race and Disability Studies
  • Beth Ferri
  • 11.
  • Labeling and Treating Linguistic Minority Students with Disabilities as Deficient and Outside the Normal Curve: A Pedagogy of Exclusion
  • Lilia I. Bartolome
  • 12.
  • Sex Education and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Crisis Respose, Sexual Diversity, and Pleasure
  • Michael Gill
  • 13.
  • Sirens of Normative Mythology: Mother Narratives of Engagement and Resistance
  • Alex Gurn
  • Susan Gabel
  • 14.
  • Living on the Edge of the Normal Curve: "It's Like a Smack in the Head"
  • Bernadette Macartney
  • 15.
  • Practitioner Research as Resistance to the "Normal Curve"
  • Rob Simon
  • 16.
  • Conclusion: Re/visioning the Ideological Imagination in (Special) Education
  • Alex Gurn
  • 2.
  • Troubling the Foundations of Special Education: Examining the Myth of the Normal Curve
  • Alex Gurn
  • 3.
  • Educational Researchers and the Making of Normal People
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781433107290
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010023351
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2146499-01umb_inst
  • 2247199
  • (Sirsi) i9781433107290
  • (OCoLC)639574795
Label
The myth of the normal curve, edited by Curt Dudley-Marling and Alex Gurn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Deborah Gallagher
  • 4.
  • Decentralizations and Redistributions: A Complex Reading of Normality
  • Dennis Sumara
  • 5.
  • Situating Labeling within an Ideological Framework
  • Teresa Sorde Marti
  • 6.
  • Evolutionary Anxiety, Monstrosity, and the Birth of Normality
  • Steven A. Gelb
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • "Requires Medication to Progress Academically": The Discursive Pathways of ADHD
  • Michael Mancini
  • 8.
  • Assessment and the Policing of the Norm
  • Beth Harry
  • 9.
  • Miner's Canaries and Boiling Frogs: Fiction and Facts about Normalcy in Educational and Reading Assessment
  • Arlette Ingram Willis
  • 10.
  • Introduction: Living on the Boundaries of Normal
  • Dialogue We've Yet to Have: Race and Disability Studies
  • Beth Ferri
  • 11.
  • Labeling and Treating Linguistic Minority Students with Disabilities as Deficient and Outside the Normal Curve: A Pedagogy of Exclusion
  • Lilia I. Bartolome
  • 12.
  • Sex Education and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Crisis Respose, Sexual Diversity, and Pleasure
  • Michael Gill
  • 13.
  • Sirens of Normative Mythology: Mother Narratives of Engagement and Resistance
  • Alex Gurn
  • Susan Gabel
  • 14.
  • Living on the Edge of the Normal Curve: "It's Like a Smack in the Head"
  • Bernadette Macartney
  • 15.
  • Practitioner Research as Resistance to the "Normal Curve"
  • Rob Simon
  • 16.
  • Conclusion: Re/visioning the Ideological Imagination in (Special) Education
  • Alex Gurn
  • 2.
  • Troubling the Foundations of Special Education: Examining the Myth of the Normal Curve
  • Alex Gurn
  • 3.
  • Educational Researchers and the Making of Normal People
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781433107290
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010023351
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2146499-01umb_inst
  • 2247199
  • (Sirsi) i9781433107290
  • (OCoLC)639574795

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