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ERIC Number: EJ859236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Normative Approaches to Justice in Physical Education for Pupils with Physical Disabilities--Dilemmas of Recognition and Redistribution
Jerlinder, Kajsa; Danermark, Berth; Gill, Peter
Disability & Society, v24 n3 p331-342 May 2009
Seeking social justice in education for pupils with disabilities creates certain dilemmas. A "school for all" means that educators are faced with the dilemma whereby the notion of "disability" is perceived as ought not to matter but where in actual fact it seems to matter very much! This article explores ways out of this general educational dilemma using the context of physical education (PE) for pupils with physical disabilities within the compulsory school as an example. Justice theories of resource distribution and cultural recognition affect educational outcomes, where the demand is for justice and equity. Fraser's notion of "social status", together with a pluralistic approach to identities where personal experiences are given a place, is used to suggest a solution to the dilemma. It is concluded that a redistribution of economic resources and social recognition is necessary if social justice within PE is to become a reality. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden