Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Educational Needs

Understanding Capacity across Contexts

Authors: Riddell, Sheila

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  • Examines the rising prominence of children's rights in education
  • Analyses to what extend children and young people with SEN/ASN are able to realise their new rights
  • Asks whether this new emphasis on rights can be used as a distraction from drastic budget cuts
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This books examines the increased prominence of children’s rights in education to ask whether we are witnessing a paradigm shift within the education system. The author uses a wide range of case studies from Scotland and England to examine the extent to which children and young people with Special Educational Needs/ Additional Support Needs are in practice able to realise their new rights of participation and redress. In addition, the book examines the ways in which the child’s capacity to make independent decisions is understood and acted upon in different contexts, and the factors which ultimately promote or inhibit the rights of young people and children with SEN/ ASN. The author asks whether, in a context of tight budgets and often limited support, this new emphasis on children's rights can be seen as ‘window-dressing’ and a distraction from reductions in support for social welfare. 

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Sheila Riddell is Professor at the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Having worked as a teacher before completing her PhD, her current research focuses on the rights of children with additional support need and access issues in higher education. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Educational Needs
Book Subtitle
Understanding Capacity across Contexts
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55825-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55825-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55824-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 252
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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