A Social Approach
Edited by David Race
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Learning Disability by David Race
Book DescriptionThe detailed study of learning disability features rarely in university courses. To a large extent this reflects the low value attributed by our society and its human services to people with learning difficulties. This unusual book, based on one of those rare courses, includes contributions from academic specialists, students and people with learning difficulties, all of whom have participated in the course. Its 'social approach' challenges the very idea of what should be taught about the subject of learning disability and who should teach it. Learning Disability - A Social Approach looks at how people's lives are affected by human services. It covers specific policy and service issues, different aspects of working with people and key debates. The unique insights gained from the combination of academic knowledge and real life experience make it a topical and thought-provoking text for anyone involved with learning disability - student, teacher, professional or policy maker.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415250382
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Race
Intellectual Disability, Paperback (September 2007)
Based on the author's own experience from over thirty years in the field, this thought-provoking book offers a comparative study of services for people with intellectual disabilities in seven countries.
Leadership and Change in Human Services, Paperback (April 2003)
David Race introduces the reader to Wolfensberger's key ideas about devaluation, vulnerability, normalization, social role valorization and advocacy, which can then be explored through a series of extracts from his published work. Emphasis is on placing his work in contemporary context and examining its continuing relevance.
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The study of learning disability features rarely in university courses. To a large extent this reflects the low value attributed by our society and its human services to people with learning difficulties. This book, based on one of those rare courses, looks at the subject.
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