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ERIC Number: EJ849599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Understanding Disability with Children's Social Capital
Allan, Julie; Smyth, Geri; I'Anson, John; Mott, Jane
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v9 n2 p115-121 Jul 2009
This paper reports on a specific event which attempted to facilitate discussions with children and young people about diversity issues, including disability. The concept of social capital was operationalised and used as both a resource to stimulate discussions and as an explicit goal. The paper first reports on the processes involved and the topics identified for discussion by the children and young people and then considers their engagement with disability. Their insights on knowing disability, relationships, and provision and support illustrate a shift from an essentialising of impairment to an articulation of barriers which excluded disabled people and the lessons which teachers might take from these are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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