intellectual disability; artistic creation; emancipation; paradigms of special education
Interdisciplinary Contexts of Special Pedagogy, No. 16 (2017), s. 131-144
The article relates to artistic creation of intellectually disabled people as an example
of possible ways for them to reach emancipation. In this paper, I claim that artistic
creation of intellectually disabled people may constitute a tool of self-expression,
and as a result be a way to realize the emancipatory paradigm in special education.
I have illustrated my hypothesis with some poetry written by two women affected
by Down syndrome whose creation is a conscious act of formulating an autonomous