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In this paper, I use the theory of Appreciative Inquiry to highlight the strengths of individuals with labels in special education, and present two narratives: one from India and one from the United States. I argue that personal narratives which urge one to see beyond the negative connotations of labeling must be critical components of special education policy-making.
Disability, labels, disability models, narrative construction
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability and Equity in Education | Special Education and Teaching
Rama Cousik (2012).
Disability as a Narrative Construction: Applying the Theory of Appreciative Inquiry. AI Practitioner.14 (3), 32-35. London, England: AI Practitioner.