This issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy focuses on a theme that has been touched on in some of our earlier issues as well as discussed on our blog. See especially the article by Curt Dudley-Marling, “Return of the Deficit,” in our winter 2007 issue of the journal. Curt later engaged in a conversation on this topic with another author, Paul Thomas, in an exchange on our blog that extended from November 2014 to January 2015. Because we conceive this journal as a conversation over time, we thought that it was time to return to the topic and devote an entire issue on a subject that requires a multi-dimensional, in-depth analysis.
"Challenging the Deficit Model and the Pathologizing of Children: Envisioning Alternative Models,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 9
, Article 1.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol9/iss1/1