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Respectful Language

Author: Laura Chapman

A Different Perspective on Inclusive Practice - a practical handbook

Laura (Mole) Chapman explores what lies behind the idea of respectful language and reflects on the use of language in the practice of inclusion.

The author writes: "I believe that the development of respectful language is one way of engaging an entire community of practice in cultural change, and therefore an example of inclusive practice within a professional context."


The publisher is Laura Chapman.

Respectful Language © Laura Chapman 2014.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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Don't Monkey with People's Lives

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The Words We Use

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