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International development, disability, and education: Towards a capabilities-focused discourse and praxis
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 38, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This exploratory study seeks to identify ways in which the international development community (IDC) can contribute to improved educational provision for young people with disabilities in low income countries. The discourse and praxis often adopted by IDC in this field are critiqued in the light of development realities and the principle that education systems should develop the diverse potentials of all students. It is concluded that IDC needs to adopt a new, ‘capabilities-focused’ discourse-praxis that is person-centred and context-sensitive – although it is acknowledged that there are significant obstacles to (as well as opportunities for) the adoption of this discourse-praxis.

Citation

Le Fanu, G. (2014). International development, disability, and education: Towards a capabilities-focused discourse and praxis. International Journal of Educational Development, 38(1), 69-79. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.04.001

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