Inclusion vs. Seclusion: A Review of Looking after Louis by Lesley Ely

Hila Hirad, Amy Vidali

Abstract


This review focuses on the messages embedded within both images and text in children's picture books. It includes a thorough analysis of Looking after Louis by Lesley Ely, detailing how its illustrations and text sometimes contradict each other, creating a complicated representation of integrated education. "Inclusion vs. Seclusion" argues that while the book attempts to offer a positive portrayal of disability in the elementary classroom, its images and text convey a negative portrayal of disability, distancing a child with a disability from his/her peers. By comparing this picture book with another closely related text, this review examines the possible effects Looking after Louis might have on young readers.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v28i4.147

Copyright (c) 2008 Hila Hirad, Amy Vidali



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