Invention and repair: disability and education after the UK Coalition Government

Penketh, Claire (2014) Invention and repair: disability and education after the UK Coalition Government. Disability and Society, 29 (9). pp. 1486-1490. ISSN 1360-0508 (Online)

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This short paper examines the extent to which the UK Coalition Government has been inventive or reparatory in their approach to policies governing the education of disabled children and young people. Of central concern here is the extent to which policies contribute to the invention of the disabled child by conceptualising their education as a constant process of reparation. I argue here that this landscape of policy proposals creates particular problems for the ways in which the pedagogic relationship can be conceptualised, reinforcing teaching as a complex negotiation of deficit and anxiety.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in Disability & Society [copyright Taylor & Francis]; The Disability & Society is available online at
Keywords: education policy, Special Education Needs
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Susan Blagbrough
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 16:03
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 16:03

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