Towards A Sociology Of Dyslexia


The aim of this book is to establish a sociological

understanding of dyslexia within adulthood. The

research explores the effects ...

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The aim of this book is to establish a sociological

understanding of dyslexia within adulthood. The

research explores the effects dyslexia has on the

lives of individuals within an educational and

employment context. A feature of the study is that

it draws from literature within the social model of

disability rather than employing the psycho-

educational approach that dominates contemporary

research. The study has placed dyslexia within the

field of disability studies in an attempt to

understand how this syndrome can be interpreted

through the concept of disabling barriers. In order

to explore dyslexia within the field of disability

studies the book employs a biographical narrative

approach. The book discusses the importance of

identifying and supporting people with dyslexia

within education and employment. By acknowledging

that dyslexia is affected by issues of socio-

economic status, the research has broadened the

debate in relation to labelling individuals within

education. The study has developed a pro-labelling

approach based on evidence from the social and

educational perspectives in order to represent the

voices of participants within this study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783639131130
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag
  • Publication date: 2/27/2009
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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