Distribution of the sensible within the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action: maintaining patterns of inclusion and exclusion?

Daniela Mercieca, Duncan Mercieca (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    This paper revisits The Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action through Jacques Rancière’s writing about the distribution of the sensible. It questions the supports provided within the Maltese state education system and asks readers to ‘think again’ by asking what has been left out. The Salamanca Statement is seen as reflected within the Maltese education system, both of which, however, position people and services in particular spaces. As systems, they have a totalising quality, which disables thought or any possibility outside that which is given. They also make assumptions about equality that is achieved, whereas Rancière writes about equality as a starting point and a presupposition. This is what gives democracy and politics a possibility, two values that are at the heart of inclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)849-861
    Number of pages13
    JournalIntentional Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume23
    Issue number7-8
    Early online date31 May 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2019

    Keywords

    • Jacques Rancière
    • dissensus
    • distribution of the sensible
    • equality
    • the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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