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Inclusion as a human right: The gap between the convention for the rights of persons with disabilities and national policies

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In 2006 the United Nations enacted the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Nearly 80% of the world has signed this treaty and almost half of the countries in the UN have ratified it. A world society theoretical perspective accurately describes the landmark international involvement with this treaty, and yet decoupling is pervasive between the intention of this human rights treaty and actual national policy. The purpose of this study is to explore why such a gap exists between the two units of analysis of international and national educational policy. Contextual understanding begins with observing the historical, cultural, and political factors that exist within a country and then moves to an understanding of why countries involve themselves in international human rights agreements. This study uses case study methodology and policy analysis to consider this phenomenon in India, Germany, Tanzania, and in many other countries around the world. The main focus of the study is on the inclusive education provisions located in the treaty, and how it is being interpreted world-wide. Findings indicate wide gaps between international and national policy, and raise interesting questions about disability rights, ontology, identity, and culture; as well as the difficulties in creating new world norms and understandings.
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Schuelka, Matthew. "Inclusion as a human right: The gap between the convention for the rights of persons with disabilities and national policies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486570_index.html>

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Schuelka, M. "Inclusion as a human right: The gap between the convention for the rights of persons with disabilities and national policies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486570_index.html

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Abstract: In 2006 the United Nations enacted the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Nearly 80% of the world has signed this treaty and almost half of the countries in the UN have ratified it. A world society theoretical perspective accurately describes the landmark international involvement with this treaty, and yet decoupling is pervasive between the intention of this human rights treaty and actual national policy. The purpose of this study is to explore why such a gap exists between the two units of analysis of international and national educational policy. Contextual understanding begins with observing the historical, cultural, and political factors that exist within a country and then moves to an understanding of why countries involve themselves in international human rights agreements. This study uses case study methodology and policy analysis to consider this phenomenon in India, Germany, Tanzania, and in many other countries around the world. The main focus of the study is on the inclusive education provisions located in the treaty, and how it is being interpreted world-wide. Findings indicate wide gaps between international and national policy, and raise interesting questions about disability rights, ontology, identity, and culture; as well as the difficulties in creating new world norms and understandings.


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