Educare la persona: provvedimenti focalizzati sulle capabilities per studenti universitari con disabilità

Translated title of the contribution: Educating the person: a capability-focused provision for university students with disabilities

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Abstract

This chapter adds to the questions of if and how the capability approach can be an innovative and useful way to assess, evaluate and develop the provision university students with disabilities and special educational needs receive. It argues that present, and possibly future practices of determining provision are problematic because they result from the still unresolved tension between within-the-person difficulties and external social and cultural barriers, giving rise and perpetuating a dilemma of difference. By applying the notion of capabilities, that is the substantive freedom people have to be and do what they have reason to value, the capability approach offers the advantage of broadening the informational basis onto which sound and effective provision can be assessed and develop, thus ensuring both quality and equality of education.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationInDeEP University
Subtitle of host publicationUn progetto di ricerca partecipata per una Università inclusiva
EditorsMarina Santi, Diego Di Masi
Place of PublicationPadova, Italy
PublisherPadova University Press
Pages61-76
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-6938-101-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Bibliographical note

The book is available online at http://www.padovauniversitypress.it/system/files/attachments_field/9788869381010.pdf

Keywords

  • provision
  • capabilities
  • university
  • disability

Cite this

Devecchi, C. (2017). Educare la persona: provvedimenti focalizzati sulle capabilities per studenti universitari con disabilità. In M. Santi, & D. Di Masi (Eds.), InDeEP University : Un progetto di ricerca partecipata per una Università inclusiva (pp. 61-76). Padova University Press.