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Steve Haines and David Ruebain

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423375

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423375.001.0001

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Disability and education in historical perspective

Disability and education in historical perspective

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Education, disability and social policy

Anne Borsay

Policy Press

This chapter provides an assessment of the historical development of education for disabled children. It focuses on Britain between the late eighteenth century and the early 1980s. The chapter looks at three main themes: the threat to human rights posed by schooling, the inability of legal entitlements to replace segregated schooling with inclusive schooling, and the contributions of the professions to this failure. It also aims to locate education within a broader framework of social exclusion, which encompasses cultural representation and public policy.

Keywords:   historical development, education, disabled children, human rights, legal entitlements, segregated schooling, inclusive schooling, social exclusion, cultural representation, public policy

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