IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(6): 358-361 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.848

Conceptualisations of ‘Normal’ For Persons with Disabilities in the Context of Special Education

Danielle H. McDougall
Abstract—More than two decades since the signing of the Salamanca Statement, persons with disabilities are still left on the fringes of the education process within mainstream schools. Their full inclusion into regular education has been marred and obstructed by conceptualisations of normal held by educational practitioners and policymakers. Persons with disabilities have been 'othered' by educators and this othering has impeded the education they receive. Although disability is just one marginalised group in which conceptualisations of normal has been applied in society, the

Index Terms—Disability, other, special education.

D. H. McDougall is with the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, St. Luke’s Campus, Exeter, United Kingdom (e-mail: dhm201@exeter.ac.uk).

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Cite: Danielle H. McDougall, "Conceptualisations of ‘Normal’ For Persons with Disabilities in the Context of Special Education," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 358-361, 2017.

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