Christian Context of Disability and Special Education Nowadays

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Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Disability studies and special educational needs studies are becoming more and more popular nowadays as researcher got more evidence about both needs and potential of persons with disabilities. Investigating new possibilities and way of normalisations should be definitely based on stable anthropological principle as only then one can be sure that persons with disabilities are treated with brotherhood, dignity and respect, not as object of therapy, rehabilitation and medical procedures, but fully human subjects at every stage of their life. The aim of the paper is to draw fundaments of Christian special education as a perspective that may form a basis for both research and counselling and rehabilitation practice. This perspective founded on principles of Christianity enriched with writings on disability of such persons as John Paul II and Jean Vanier is a guarantee of full development of persons with disabilities and/or special needs.
disability, John Paul II, Jean Vanier, mercy, brotherhood
"Journal for Perspectives of Economic Political and Social Integretion. Journal for Mental Changes", 2017, Vol. 23, nr 1-2, s. 243-259