A description of an illuminating journey through the eyes of a parent, Diane, who wanted a more inclusive experience for her son Benny. For Diane and Benny, this meant becoming meaningful participants not only in Benny’s own classroom community but in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings that determined his educational goals. David uses a DSE framework to analyze and highlight the importance of context, as opposed to focusing on the disability condition, in enacting inclusionary practices. The authors argue for an “adhocratic” model of education that views children, educators, and parents as allies.
Berman, D. L., & Connor, D. J. (2016). Eclipsing Expectations: How a Third Grader Set His Own Goals (And Taught Us All How to Listen). Occasional Paper Series, 2016 (36). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2016/iss36/2