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Patterns of culture and power after 'The Great Release': the history of movements of subculture and empowerment among Danish people with learning difficulties

Author:
BYLOV Frank
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34(3), September 2006, pp.139-145.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This article discusses the history of self-advocacy in Denmark. It also gives some information about how services for people with learning difficulties in Denmark have changed over the past 100 years. The author discusses the different types of self-advocacy groups that have grown in Denmark. He describes how these movements have developed in 'generations'.  Three 'generations' are identified: movements of cultural role transgression; movements of self-advocacy; and movements of political empowerment. The author draws on theory to help explain some of the developments that self-advocacy groups in Denmark have been through during their history.

Book

Sheltered employment in five member states of the Council of Europe: Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland

Authors:
SAMOY Erik, WATERPLAS Lina
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
67p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

Comparative study looking at the situation of sheltered employment in the twelve Member States of the European Union. The data for each country is grouped under the following headings: institutional context; target population; access to sheltered employment; characteristics of the people in sheltered employment; and a discussion of the topics currently under debate around sheltered employment in each country.

Journal article

The awakening

Author:
JOHNSON Ian
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 17.11.94, 1994, pp.12-13.

Describes how facilitated communication allowed people with severe learning disabilities in a residential home in Denmark to gain more influence over their daily lives.

Journal article

Normalization fifty years beyond-current trends in the Nordic countries

Author:
TØSSEBRO Jan
Journal article citation:
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 9(2), June 2012, pp.134-146.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The notion and principles of normalisation is a main contribution from the Nordic countries to the development of policies and practices in services for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). The purpose of this paper is to explore the practical developments of these services and policies in the countries where the concept emerged and, in particular, the developments that took place after the turn of the 20th century. These years are of special interest because the countries saw important reforms during the 1990s, regarding both deinstitutionalisation and decentralisation. The aim of the paper is to address the developments that took place after the reform energy decreased and political attention had faded. The comparative analysis is based on research reviews in the 5 Nordic countries. The analysis observed a trend toward larger group homes and congregations, inequality across municipalities, marketisation, and new public management, but also an increasing emphasis on consumer rights and the use of the personal assistance scheme in services for people with ID. The article concludes that diverging trends coexist, with improvements going together with significant setbacks. It explores the trends from a political science perspective, noting how they relate to recent shifts in public management and changing drivers of change.

Journal article

"Serious learning" as a process of change

Authors:
LAURSEN Karin, KILDEDAL Karin
Journal article citation:
Nordisk Sosialt Arbeid, 19(1), 1999, pp.19-31.
Publisher:
Universitetsforlaget AS

This article is about learning, which the authors views as one of the most important possible ways whereby people can change themselves and their lives. It discusses what serious learning is and in what circumstances it takes place. This followed by a discussion of why children with psychosocial problems often do not learn enough from the events occurring in their lives. Concludes with reflections about how theories of learning can be used as a source of inspiration when professionals have to help children and young people to become better at learning from their lives, including some concrete suggestions as to how professionals can collaborate through organised pedagogical work and thus help children learn from their lives.

Journal article

Bringing home the bacon

Author:
PHILPOT Terry
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.11.89, 1989, pp.21-24.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

High levels of public spending and widespread decentralisation have been the keys to Denmark's community care policies.

Book

Inform '92: meeting the information needs of disabled people in Europe; International Conference Centre, Birmingham 13 and 14 October 1992

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
159p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Includes papers on: acceptable language in information provision; the National Disability Information Project; telephone information helplines; MENCAP's profound intellectual and multiple disabilities section; physical and attitudinal barriers to effective information provision; employment information for people with disabilities; the accessibility of public information in different European countries; the EC's Helios programme; Kent County Council and links between disabled people in Europe; methods of disseminating information; the Deaf Women's Health Project; the Asian People with Disabilities Alliance; information and visual impairment; advocacy and the law; the use and value of information technology; and travelling and tourism for all.

Book

Quality of life for persons with disabilities: international perspectives and issues

Editor:
GOODE David
Publisher:
Brookline Books
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
218p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Cambridge, MA

Comparative study of the quality of life of people with learning difficulties. Includes papers on: quality of life in the Danish context; a six year study of a quality of life model; Australian legislation, service delivery and quality of life; overview of theory and practice in Germany; quality of life and unemployment among people with disabilities in Hungary; the National Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities Project in the USA; the California quality of life project; towards an understanding of quality of life in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities; quality of life and ageing; quality of life at school; training staff in quality of life issues; and the concept of quality of life and its current applications in the field of developmental disabilities.

Book

European social services

Editor:
MUNDAY Brian
Publisher:
University of Kent. European Institute of Social Services
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
401p.
Place of publication:
Canterbury

Detailed account of social services in the twelve member states of the European Community. Contains sections on: organisation, responsibility and finance for social services; preventative services; children and families; elderly people; people with disabilities; addictions; illnesses; AIDS/HIV; socially excluded people; young people; services for migrants; names and addresses of major public and private social services agencies.

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