Being a part: The normative foundations of inclusive education

When:15 Nov 2016, 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue:Morven Brown 209 (map ref C20)
Who:Franziska Felder (Zurich University)
Felder Franziska

Philosophy Seminar

Abstract

Inclusion is arguably one of the most important values in education today. It has even been given legally binding force in states that have ratified the UN Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities. The Convention requires an inclusive educational system at all levels. However, there is still much confusion about what inclusion means and why it is important from a moral point of view. I will argue that recognition theory can help us a long way in reconstructing and evaluating the task of inclusion.

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