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Citizenship, Competence and Profound Disability

Vorhaus, John (2005) Citizenship, Competence and Profound Disability. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 39 (3). pp. 119-129. ISSN 0309-8249. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: In this paper I argue that reflection on competence and enfranchisement in relation to profound disability forces re-examination of the grounds of citizenship, with implications for theories of distributive justice in education. The primary purpose is less to point up that some people are disenfranchised without injustice; and more to advance the view that, since enfranchisement is not an option for some profoundly disabled people, we require a conception of citizenship that is more sensitive to their distinctive needs and interests.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Centre for Longitudinal Studies
IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 15:10
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