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Disability, Human Rights and Education : Disability, Human Rights and Society - Felicity Armstrong

Disability, Human Rights and Education

Disability, Human Rights and Society

Paperback Published: 10th January 1999
ISBN: 9780335204571
Number Of Pages: 256

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This volume recognizes the importance of an informed cross-cultural understanding of the policies and practices of different societies within the field of disability, human rights and education. It represents an attempt to critically engage with issues arising from the historical and contemporary domination of portrayals of "the western" as advanced, democratic and exemplary, in contrast to the construction of the "rest of the world" as backward, primitive and inferior in thses fundamental areas. How human rights are understood in different contexts is a key theme in this book. Some contributors raise questions about the value of a " human rights" model across all societies. Others see the struggle for human rights as at the heart of the struggle for an inclusive society. The implications for education arising from this debate are identified. and a series of questions are raised by each author for further reflection and discussion as well as providing a stimulus for developing future research.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Disabled people's quest for social justice in Zimbabwep. 7
Human rights and the struggle for inclusive education in Trinidad and Tobagop. 24
Headlights on full beam: disability and education in Hong Kongp. 38
Human rights and inclusive education in China: a Western perspectivep. 54
Rights and disabilities in educational provision in Pakistan and Bangladesh: roots, rhetoric, realityp. 67
Inclusive education in Canada: a piece in the equality puzzlep. 87
Disability, human rights and education: the United Statesp. 100
Special education and human rights in Australia: how do we know about disablement, and what does it mean for educators?p. 119
Educational opportunities and polysemic notions of equality in Francep. 132
Experience-near perspectives on disabled people's rights in Swedenp. 149
Equality and full participation for all? School practices and special education/integration in Greecep. 161
Disability, human rights and education in Cyprusp. 176
Disability, human rights and education in Romaniap. 193
'Is there anyone there concerned with human rights?' Cross-cultural connections, disability and the struggle for change in Englandp. 210
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780335204571
ISBN-10: 0335204570
Series: Disability, Human Rights and Society
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th January 1999
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1