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Invalids and Society

Gojko Zovko ; Studijski centar socijalnog rada, Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

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str. 105-117

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This paper deals with the social issued of invalids. In the introductory part, the author refers to the definition, the causes and the proportion of invalids in the entire population. He then gives a critical historical review of the relationship of society towards such persons, particularly emphasising the metamorphosis of attitudes towards them (intolerant, predominantly intolerant, tolerant, demonising, optimistic, realistic and futuristic approaches). In that context, the foundation and operation of an isolated, a so-called segregational, system is described, which has not corresponded with an open, i.e. general, system of education and socialisation. By criticising that system, the author emphasises the advantages of integration and advocates education, work and participation of invalids in an open social environment. The creation and evaluation of social integration and its success at international and national levels have resulted in some relevant knowledge which has served as guidelines for a strategic policy development and an integration programme for the period up to 2010. The key factor of the strategy is the support of social, economic, cultural, civil and political rights of all people and thus also of the rights of invalids. In order to illustrate the approach of the realisation of human rights in the area of upbringing and education, “the model of inclusive integration” is presented, based on a syntagma “A Society for All – Education for All – Schools for All”, supported by the UNESCO Conference held in Salamanca, Spain in 1994. Finally, possible directions for activities in the Republic of Croatia are given which may be aimed at social policy and social welfare directed towards creating a society of pluralistic democracy and human rights and a society of all its members, in which social justice will reign ant there will be social benefits for all.

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segregation, a crisis of rehabilitation, policy of integration, inclusive integration, "Society for everybody", human rights

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