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Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 184 Seiten
Layers of ancient historical, psychological, subconscious and many other deeply held assumptions,ãconfusions and phobias are meti... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Zusatztext Layers of ancient historical, psychological, subconscious and many other deeply held assumptions,ãconfusions and phobias are meticulously uncovered. This erudite study shows how successive prejudices against variousãdisadvantaged groups have come to be targeted against people with learning disabilities, and how the problems lie primarily in the phobias.ã Priscilla Alderson PhD, Professor Emerita of Childhood Studies, UCL Institute of Education, London Informationen zum Autor C. F. Goodey is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester, having previously held teaching and research posts elsewhere in the UK at Ruskin College, the Open University and University College London Institute of Education. He is also an independent consultant on learning disability services for local government and national organizations. He is the author of A History of Intelligence and ' Intellectual Disability': The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe. Zusammenfassung The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These approaches promise to replace a century and a half of "scientific" pathological models based on expert assessment, and of the accompanying segregated social administration which determined how and where people led their lives, and who they were. This innovative volume explains how concepts of learning disability, intellectual disability and autism first came about, describes their more recent evolution in the formal disciplines of psychology, and shows the direct relevance of this historical knowledge to present and future policy, practice and research. Goodey argues that learning disability is not a historically stable category and different people are considered "learning disabled" as it changes over time. Using psychological and anthropological theory, he identifies the deeper lying pathology as "inclusion phobia", in which the tendency of human societies to establish an in-group and to assign out-groups reaches an extreme point. Thus the disability we call "intellectual" is a concept essential only to an era in which to be human is essentially to be deemed intelligent, autonomous and capable of rational choice. Interweaving the author's historical scholarship with his practice-based experience in the field, Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia challenges myths about the past as well as about present-day concepts, exposing both the historical continuities and the radical discontinuities in thinking about learning disability. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1. Introduction  2. Exclusion  3. Intelligence  4. Difference  5. Causes  6. Development  7. Assessment  8. The Autism Paradigm  9. Autism in Context  10. Conclusion ...

Autorentext

C. F. Goodey is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester, having previously held teaching and research posts elsewhere in the UK at Ruskin College, the Open University and University College London Institute of Education. He is also an independent consultant on learning disability services for local government and national organizations. He is the author of A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability': The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe.



Zusammenfassung

The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These approaches promise to replace a century and a half of "scientific" pathological models based on expert assessment, and of the accompanying segregated social administration which determined how and where people led their lives, and who they were.

This innovative volume explains how concepts of learning disability, intellectual disability and autism first came about, describes their more recent evolution in the formal disciplines of psychology, and shows the direct relevance of this historical knowledge to present and future policy, practice and research. Goodey argues that learning disability is not a historically stable category and different people are considered "learning disabled" as it changes over time. Using psychological and anthropological theory, he identifies the deeper lying pathology as "inclusion phobia", in which the tendency of human societies to establish an in-group and to assign out-groups reaches an extreme point. Thus the disability we call "intellectual" is a concept essential only to an era in which to be human is essentially to be deemed intelligent, autonomous and capable of rational choice.

Interweaving the author's historical scholarship with his practice-based experience in the field, Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia challenges myths about the past as well as about present-day concepts, exposing both the historical continuities and the radical discontinuities in thinking about learning disability.



Inhalt
1. Introduction  2. Exclusion  3. Intelligence  4. Difference  5. Causes  6. Development  7. Assessment  8. The Autism Paradigm  9. Autism in Context  10. Conclusion

Produktinformationen

Titel: Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia
Untertitel: Past, Present, Future
Autor:
EAN: 9780815355212
ISBN: 978-0-8153-5521-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Psychologie
Anzahl Seiten: 184
Gewicht: 360g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2017