Harvard Educational Review
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    The Push and Pull of Inclusive Practices in Contemporary Public Schooling

    CARRIE C. SNOW
    In this Voices: Reflective Accounts of Education essay, Carrie C. Snow reflects on her experiences as both a recipient of pull-out services as a young child and as a special educator. She highlights the complex nature of special education services and how their provision is rife with gray areas. Negotiating various tensions in decision making around whether to provide push-in or pull-out services to students with special educational needs, special educators can embrace this sense of gray to create and sustain flexible practices that forefront quality learning for their students. She discusses ways that pull-out services for students with distinct needs can work to support their learning, as well as ways they do not. For students to cultivate a trust for schooling, feel an interconnectedness, and experience joy in learning, teachers’ decisions around special education service delivery can never be cut and dried.

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    Carrie C. Snow is a special educator working in the Seattle Public Schools. She earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on disability studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. Over the course of her career, she has been an assistant teacher, a classroom teacher, an instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, and a student teaching supervisor with Teachers College and the City College of New York. In addition to her book, Creativity and the Autistic Student: Supporting Strengths to Develop Skills and Deepen Knowledge (Teachers College Press, 2015), Snow’s work has been published in Disability Studies Quarterly, Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, and Educational Leadership and also in Jan Valle and David Connor, eds., Rethinking Disability (2nd ed.; Routledge, 2019) and in Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt, eds., Emerging Perspectives on Disability Studies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
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    Fall 2021 Issue

    Abstracts

    “What’s Going to Happen to Us?”
    Cultivating Partnerships with Immigrant Families in an Adverse Political Climate
    ADRIANA VILLAVICENCIO, CHANDLER PATTON MIRANDA, JIA-LIN LIU, AND HUA-YU SEBASTIAN CHERNG

    Book Notes

    Border Thinking
    Andrea Dyrness and Enrique Sepúlveda III

    Educating for Durable Solutions
    Christine Monaghan

    Schooling for Critical Consciousness
    Scott Seider and Daren Graves

    Charter School City
    Douglas N. Harris

    The Young Crusaders
    V. P. Franklin

    The Last Negroes at Harvard
    Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth