Normalcy, Intersectionality and Ableism: Teaching About and Around ‘Inclusion’ to Future Educators

  • Jen Slater
  • Elizabeth L. Chapman (Liz)


  • We talk about teaching university students about inclusion in schools and universities.

  • We began by focusing our teaching on disabled children and other ‘groups’ such as children of colour.

  • However, this did not work very well. Our students wrote essays that focused on the differences between disabled and non-disabled people.

  • We changed our teaching to focus on the problems caused by an unfair society. This has worked better.

  • We also include disabled people’s personal stories in our teaching.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jen Slater
    • 1
  • Elizabeth L. Chapman (Liz)
    • 1
  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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