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Приобщаващото образование и хората с увреждания: от грижа, лечение и благотворителност към справедливост и права
Inclusive Education and Disabled People: from Care, Cure and Charity to Justice and Rights

Author(s): Todor Mladenov
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: inclusive education; social model of disability; UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; disciplinary power; marketisation

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the educational aspects of the historical transformation of disability from a matter of care, cure and charity to a matter of social justice and human rights, initiated and led by the disabled people’s movement. The first part of the paper considers the social model of disability and its significance for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The second part focuses on inclusive education, regarding it as a major element of the transformation of disability into an issue of justice and rights. The concluding section analysis the practice of inclusion both globally and in Bulgaria by discussing various barriers to inclusion (lack of adequate support, large groups and classes, ableism, rigid curricula, overvaluation of academic achievements, selectivity), their links to disciplinary power and marketisation, and possibilities for their overcoming.

  • Issue Year: 51/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 59-78
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian