The right to university education faced with old age and disability in Argentina

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Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Date: 2011
Source: Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 1-8, 2011
Language: Spanish
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Alter , Behinderung , Bildung , Argentinien
Other Keywords:
Elderly people
The Right to Education
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Through history, mankind has decided who has the hegemony to recognise the right to life, health, work, education, etc. Those who aren’t part of the dominant group are consigned as a part of minority or vulnerable groups. Among them, we find old people and people with disability which, even though they are not the same, they have similar problems: the difficulty to access to health, work, education; and the discrimination through social attitudes and the material obstacles of the environment. Education is one of the most important challenges of our time and we are going to talk about it in this work. From the etymological and philosophical point of view, we can see the education allow us to develop ourselves both as a person and subject. Today there is a tendency to consider the education of the man as something that must never stop, only changing according to the different stages of life. From the law, we can see that without a material and normative approach specifically connected with vulnerable people education, it is very difficult to guarantee the process to personalize the subject through the education. In Argentina, elder people and those with a disabling condition are more often excluded from university education making them difficult to progress in life and drastically reducing their quality of life. The causes of this phenomenon of educative exclusion is due to physical, communication, technological, psychological, social and cultural barriers, which are in the collective unconscious and that even the law hasn’t been able to remove, making impossible to carry out the right of university education in order to do justice. In this work we are going to study the reasons that held the dissociation there is in the social reality of the vulnerable people who want to have the right to university education and the regulations in Argentina.

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