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ERIC Number: EJ786667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Capability and Educational Equality: The Just Distribution of Resources to Students with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs
Terzi, Lorella
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v41 n4 p757-773 Nov 2007
The ideal of educational equality is fundamentally grounded in the egalitarian principle that social and institutional arrangements should be designed to give equal consideration to "all". However, beyond this broad stipulation, the precise content of the ideal of educational equality is more difficult to determine. In this article, I aim to contribute to the debate on equality in education by dealing with the current, contentious issue of provision for students with disabilities and special educational needs. Thus, the paper addresses the question of what constitutes a just provision for these students, and it provides an answer in terms of the capability approach, as developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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