Skip to main content

Teacher discourse, peer relations, significant disability: unraveling one friendship story

Buy Article:

$47.50 + tax (Refund Policy)

Mainstream research in the education of students with significant disabilities, which seeks to improve the ways these students can participate successfully in general education settings, has established the importance of teachers and classroom contexts in mediating relations between students with significant disabilities and their peers in the classroom. However, there is still a gap in the literature regarding the ways in which teacher practice, particularly teacher discourse, shapes the identities of these students. Drawing on the data from a study that examined the participation of students with significant disabilities in inclusive settings, this paper presents a case study of the relations between Harry, a first-grade student with significant disabilities, and a peer student, Andrea. The paper weaves several theoretical frameworks - disability studies, narrative theory, and sociocultural theory - to offer an interpretation that directs attention to the forms of teacher mediation available to peer students in engaging with their classmates with significant disabilities.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: inclusive education; peer relations; significant disability

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication date: 01 January 2011

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more