Interrogating the ‘Normal’ in the ‘Inclusive’ Early Childhood Classroom: Silence, Taboo and the ‘Elephant in the Room’

  • Karen Watson


  • Problematising the notion of ‘inclusion’ and the ‘truths’ that inform policy and practice.

  • Turning the focus of ‘inclusion’ towards the discursive constitution of the un-interrogated ‘normal’ and its effects on subjectivities in the classroom.

  • Making visible how silences operate as discursive practices to exclude an Other.


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  • Karen Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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