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Disability and Dilemmas of Education and Justice

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335195831
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction 1
1 Disability, education and the discourses of justice 9
2 Disability and the education of persons 27
3 Educational ethics, social justice and children with disabilities 46
4 Disabled, handicapped or disordered: 'What's in a name?' 63
5 Disability, participation, representation and social justice 79
6 Disability, class and poverty: school structures and policing identities 96
7 Coming out as gendered adults: gender, sexuality and disability 119
8 'The ideology of expertism': the framing of special education and racial equality policies in the local state 131
9 Equity requires inclusion: the future for all students with disabilities 145
10 Reforming special education: beyond 'inclusion' 156
11 Conflicts and dilemmas for professionals in special education 175
Index 187
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