Community development and social integration…or segregation?

This 18 Feb 2010 news item describes a meeting between delegations of a community development group and a segregated sports club in Dubai, with the stated purpose “to strengthen the standards of social services and integrate those most vulnerable in society.”

It is interesting that a community development group would get involved with a human service program. At the same time, the sports club seems from the article to be a segregated one.

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink
In: Uncategorized · Tagged with: ,

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments via RSS

  1. Written by yeiter
    on February 22, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Reply · Permalink

    Has anyone ever written anything re a critical analysis of the special olympics?

  2. Written by MTumeinski
    on February 23, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Reply · Permalink

    Dr. Wolfensberger wrote an article entitled “Of ‘normalization,’ lifestyles, the Special Olympics, deinstitutionalization, mainstreaming, integration, and cabbages and kings.” It was published in 1995. Reference is: Mental Retardation. 1995 Apr;33(2):128-31.

Subscribe to comments via RSS

Leave a Reply