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The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.
Chapter 9: Disability Rights in Education
Disability Rights in Education
The best reparation for the suffering of victims and communities – and the highest recognition of their efforts – is the transformation of our society into one that makes a living reality of the human rights for which they struggled. (Mandela, 1999)
It then occurred to me that the right to be the same … and the right to be different … were not opposed to each other. On the contrary, the right to be the same in terms of fundamental civil, political, legal, economic and social rights provided the foundation for the expression of difference through choice in the sphere of culture, lifestyle and personal priorities. In other words, provided that difference was not used to maintain inequality, subordination, ...