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Day, Steve – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
If ever there was a right time to write about Learning Disability Services in the context of a transformation, this is it. I am not writing about the subject as a single entity, divorced from the bigger picture of what is happening to society and the world about us. Whatever "transforming" is going on for people with learning disability, it is…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Postmodernism, Persuasive Discourse
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Concannon, Liam – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
The rise of new public management has seen the role of the social worker becoming increasingly administrative and less about face to face contact with service users. When commissioning managers seek to help people with learning disabilities plan their services, who actually makes the decisions? Direct payments are proposed as the answer for people…
Descriptors: Social Work, Learning Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Caseworkers