The empty rhetoric of inclusion

Author:
JACKSON Robin
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 15(3), May/June 2015, pp.22-24.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author argues that recent policies of inclusion with learning disabilities risk achieving the opposite effect as they fail to take into account the needs of this population. It raises the lack of specialist training course to equip teachers with the skills to teach pupils with learning disabilities; the marketisation of social care could result in of low cost services and poorly trained staff; the use of CCTV in care homes which could lead to a reduction in the numbers of skilled staff employed; and the financial vulnerability of many care homes, resulting in the ownership of care home falling into fewer hands. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
learning disabilities, social inclusion, social policy, risk;
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN print:
1752-007X

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