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Judy Bentley, Masters in Special Education

Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos
I am a PhD student in Educational Leadership/School Improvement. I am beginning dissertation research on disability, with the purpose of forming a new, positive model of disability to counteract deficit/tragedy models. My area of specialization is children with intellectual, developmental, and emotional/behavioral disabilities. I am interested in the "emotional epistemology" (Beatty, 2002) and attitudes of general and special education teachers, administrators and students toward disability - specifically the benefits of inclusion.
June 25, 2003