As knowledge of disability has changed over time, so too has the concept of equality. At the highest level of equality, interdependence is emphasized over individual independence in an effort to create a community in which all members have opportunity for contribution and active participation, as envisioned by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Here, I examine the various level of equality as they relate to the philosophy and intent of IDEA, I then investigate implications for the art class as it provides for a unique, participatory environment for learners experiencing disabilities, and I offer strategies for creating an environment that allows all learners to actively contribute in their art making and learning.
How to Cite:
Kraft, M., (2003) “Equality and Inclusion: Creating a Communitarian Environment”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 21(1), p.68-75. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.5003