Borrowing from narrative research and Disability Studies in Education, Emily tells the story of her adoptive siblings Maria and Isaac, who were orphaned by AIDS. She explores the paradox of inclusion which is that it sometimes, if not oftentimes, fails and results in exclusion. A chief reason for the failure of inclusion, Emily argues, is that children with real and perceived differences challenge the “grammar” of schooling—that is, they stand out for their differences.
Clark, E. (2016). I [Don’t] Belong Here: Narrating Inclusion at the Exclusion of Others. Occasional Paper Series, 2016 (36). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2016/iss36/8