ERIC Number: EJ1029271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
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How Does the Capability Approach Address Current Issues in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Education Field?
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v14 n1 p16-21 Jan 2014
This paper aims to examine what the capability approach has to offer to the field of special needs and inclusive education. Several key questions are addressed: can the capability approach replace the language of needs and rights; whether the capability approach can address key issues in the field of disabilities and difficulties in education and whether it is possible to avoid the capability approach becoming a promising trend that ends in disappointment? It is concluded that there needs to be an awareness of its incompleteness and so needs integrating with other approaches. Nevertheless, it is argued that the capability approach provides a renewed ethical approach and some conceptual resources to re-examine issues in the disability and education field.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Ability, Student Needs, Student Rights, Ethics
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