Disability and Dilemmas of Education and Justice

Disability and Dilemmas of Education and Justice

by Carol Christensen
     
 

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Debates about the education of people with disabilities are fundamentally moral and political, linked to concerns of justice. Compassion, care and equality have been central themes. Yet the field of special education is largely devoid of any explicit treatment of the ways in which educational justice might be understood. The essays in this book address issues of… See more details below

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Debates about the education of people with disabilities are fundamentally moral and political, linked to concerns of justice. Compassion, care and equality have been central themes. Yet the field of special education is largely devoid of any explicit treatment of the ways in which educational justice might be understood. The essays in this book address issues of educational justice as they relate to people with disabilities. They suggest the need to move beyond deficit conceptions of difference and equality of access, articulated in the language of service delivery based on professional care and compassion, to a politics of recognition embedded within a framework of rights and empowerment. The book is not located within a single disciplinary base. Rather, it draws upon a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, sociology, psychology and history in order to analyse issues concerning the relationship between disability, social justice and education. Equally it is international in scope, bringing together authors who have had a longstanding interest in issues of ethics, policy and practices of special education. It will be of interest and value to educationalists, social workers, researchers and policymakers.

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Draws on philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, and other disciplines to analyze issues concerning the relationship between disability, social justice, and education. The 11 essays illustrate the limitation of the distributive views of social justice as they relate to the education of people with disabilities, and demonstrate the importance of such issues as difference, representation, and recognition. Of interest to social workers and policy makers as well as educators. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780335195848
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
160

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