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ERIC Number: EJ1054563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
National and International Disability Rights Legislation: A Qualitative Account of Its Enactment in Australia
Whitburn, Ben
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v19 n5 p518-529 2015
In this paper, a detailed analysis based on the lived experiences of the study participants and the researcher (each with vision impairment) in education, post school and in the pursuit for employment is developed. The policy discourses of disability legislation--both at national and international levels--are explored with particular reference to their enactment in Australia. The analysis focuses on the collective indifference to detached others, which is evident in the linguistic construction of people with disabilities in the United Nations [(2006). "Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities." New York: United Nations] and the "Australian Standards for Education 2005" [Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. 2006. "Disability Standards for Education 2005 Plus Guidance Notes." Accessed March 12, 2012.]. Together, these elements reflect the neoliberal principles that cast a shadow over the discourses of the disability policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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