'Learning Difficulties', the Social Model of Disability and Impairment: Challenging epistemologies

  title={'Learning Difficulties', the Social Model of Disability and Impairment: Challenging epistemologies},
  author={Dan Goodley},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={207 - 231}
  • D. Goodley
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Psychology
  • Disability & Society
Critical researchers enter into an investigation with their assumptions on the table, so no one is confused concerning the epistemological and political baggage they bring with them to the research site (Kincheloe & McLaren, 1998, p. 265). A theory of disability as oppression recognises and, in the present context, emphasies the social origins of impairment. (Abberley, 1987, in Barton and Oliver, 1997, p176, my emphasis.) Identification with the label of 'learning difficulties' has… 

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