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Specialpedagogikens normativa betingelser
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education.
2004 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, Vol. 13, no 2, 45-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Discussions in political philosophy are useful for the understanding of democratic problems within and close to Special Education contexts and the liberal concept of "a school for all". The primary theroetical frames are drawn from "critical theory". This theory points out the necessity for participants in school-settings to negotiate about the normative meaning of concepts like "class-inequality", "solidarity", "fairness", "freedom" and "welfare state". The final point is that different interpretations of freedom and the possibility of happiness in a society, have something important to say about the daily work in schools and Special Education. Today school demands and favours certain forms of language, styles, life experience etc. There is a risk that in unequal situations decisions are made which support those who are in a dominant social position. Differences are thus mainly based on class, and in such a social situation, the idea of the welfare state and its care of people is necessary to promote acceptable conditions for all.

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Uppsala: Pedagogiska institutionen , 2004. Vol. 13, no 2, 45-75 p.
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specialpedagogik, normer, solidaritet, erkännande, kommunikation
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Special Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-49251OAI: diva2:377079
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2010-12-15Bibliographically approved

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