The Rights Based Model Of Disability Essay

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Warnock was striving to achieve a social model of disability which recognises that the limiting factor for disabled people in achieving their potential is being included effectively, rather than their inability to fit into pre-existing structures (Cole, 2008). Linked to this is the ever more widely held view that the provision, in all areas of society, received by disabled people should be based upon legislation that governs human rights (Hodkinson and Vickerman, 2009). The rights-based model of disability aims to empower disabled people and hold public institutions and structures accountable for implementing provisions of sufficient quality and in sufficient quantity to meet their human-rights responsibility (Handicap International, 2014). It sees inclusive education as the only possible response to meeting our human-rights obligations (Barton, 2003). From a rights-based perspective legislation aims to ensure that all children with SEN, or without, must have access to regular schools which should accommodate them within a child-centred pedagogy capable of meeting their needs (UNESCO, 1994). Supporters of the rights-based model believe that inclusion is a way to restructure schooling to celebrate differences and respond to diversity in a socially just and democratic way (Liasidou, 2012). Whilst the moral argument in favour of a rights-based model is widely accepted it has received criticism for being a naïve ideology as not all schools have the ability in reality to…

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