ERIC Number: EJ1128977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Social Exclusion/Inclusion: Foucault's Analytics of Exclusion, the Political Ecology of Social Inclusion and the Legitimation of Inclusive Education
Peters, Michael A.; Besley, Tina A. C.
Open Review of Educational Research, v1 n1 p99-115 2014
This article offers a broad philosophical and historical background to the dyad of social exclusion/inclusion by examining the analytics and politics of exclusion first by reference to Michel Foucault who studies the modern history of exclusion and makes it central to his approach in understanding the development of modern institutions of emerging liberal societies. Second, it traces the political ecology (and etiology) of "social inclusion" as a response to the crisis of the welfare state and the French Republican tradition of social solidarity initiated in France by Rene Lenoir and subsequently adopted as a fundamental principle for the European social model. Third, it provides a philosophical discussion of inclusive education that draws the distinction between the legal and moral legitimation of rights and questions the moral justifications (or the lack of them) offered for the right to inclusive education.
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Inclusion, Educational Theories, Ecology, Civil Rights, Childrens Rights, Politics of Education, Etiology, Foreign Countries, Group Unity, Moral Issues, Educational Philosophy, Access to Education, Special Education, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: France
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