Justice and Equality in Education: A Capability Perspective on Disability and Special Educational Needs

Justice and Equality in Education: A Capability Perspective on Disability and Special Educational Needs

By: Lorella Terzi (author)Paperback

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Lorella Terzi offers a philosophical conception of justice and equality in education, examining the demands of disability and special educational needs. What constitutes a just educational provision for disabled learners? This book contributes to the debate on justice and equality in education by dealing with the timely and contentious issue of provision for disabled children and children with special educational needs. The topic of educational provision for disabled learners is currently controversial in almost all Western industrialized countries. It involves arguments related to public policy as well as considerations of educational theory and practice but philosophical issues have often been neglected. Lorella Terzi employs a version of liberal egalitarianism in her research and makes a unique contribution to the current debate by presenting a philosophical analysis of disability and special educational needs, dealing with the question of educational equality in terms of Amartya Sen's capability approach. The book is a work of applied philosophy, which brings political and moral theory to bear on questions central not only to special and inclusive education, but also to educational theory and policy more generally.

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Lorella Terzi is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Roehampton University, UK.


Foreword by Professor Harry Brighouse; Introduction; 1. Inclusive and Special Education: Incoherence in Practice and Dilemmas in Theory; 2. The Social Model of Disability: A Philosophical Critique; 3. The Social Model of Disability and Inclusive Education; 4. The Capability Approach: Re-examing Impairment and Disability; 5. Beyond the Dilemma of Difference: The Capability Perspective on Disability and Special Educational Needs; 6. Capability Equality and the Egalitarian Debate; 7. Justice and Equality in Education: Towards a Principled Framework; 8. Objections to the Principled Framework for Educational Equality: A Response; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781441108319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781441108319
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 1441108319

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