ERIC Number: EJ723273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 28
Citizenship, Competence and Profound Disability
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v39 n3 p461-475 Aug 2005
In this paper, I argue that reflection on competence and enfranchisement in relation to profound disability forces re-examination of the grounds of citizenship, with implications for theories of distributive justice in education. The primary purpose is less to point up that some people are disenfranchised without injustice; it is more to advance the view that, since enfranchisement is not an option for some profoundly disabled people, we require a conception of citizenship that is more sensitive to their distinctive needs and interests.
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Citizenship, Political Attitudes, Special Education, Equal Education, Competence, Civil Rights, Justice
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