Education and Rehabilitation for Empowerment
A volume in the series: Critical Concerns in Blindness. Editor(s): Edward C. Bell, Ph.D, Louisiana Tech University.
In this book we are interested in patterns of education, rehabilitation service, socialization, and ideas about blindness that in large part produce the above-mentioned distinct patterns. We will examine the economic interests of professional groups and the patterns of domination and subordination, which are present in most rehabilitation relationships. Our central tenet is that the behavior of blind people is not a product of the physical condition of blindness or the amount of residual vision a blind person has. Rather, the behavior of blind people in our society is governed by socialization. Blindness is a social problem arising from erroneous, socially constructed negative beliefs about the capacities of blind people involuntarily assimilated from the broader society by the blind. People learn to live independently or they learn to be dependent. The reactions of parents, teachers, peers, the health professionals, rehabilitation counselors and the general public have defined the choices available to blind people. This is the case in every culture and society around the world. Differences result from different cultural values, levels of economic development, and historical traditions.
Introduction. The Plan Of The Book. Rehabilitation. Ingredients Of Empowerment. The Professional Worker And The Road To Empowerment. Characteristics Of A Model State Agency. Blending In. Communication And Empowerment. Mobility. Sumary. References.
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