Pedagogic commitment and prospects for integration of persons with disabilities into the labour market

Roberta Caldin, Valeria Friso

Abstract

In this paper we will investigate the latest Italian labour market intervention policies in favour of the commitment to make working contexts inclusive for all. These policies concern job seeking mechanisms, activation measures and income support, training to promote employability among persons with disabilities, as well as interventions supporting business contexts. The Italian idea starts from the perspective driven by the awareness that the question of work is linked to personal well-being and the possibility of increasing social participation, which is a decisive dimension of the ICF classification. In Italy, for the first time in February 2017, the Madia Reform spoke of “Managers of integration processes for persons with disabilities”, and this figure is mentioned among the other new strategies to be implemented with a view to the integration of persons with disabilities into the labour market. The tasks of this professional figure are very similar to the idea of Disability and Inclusion Management, theorised for the first time in the 1980s as a useful methodology for reconciling the right to inclusion in the labour market of persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses with the need for efficiency of businesses.

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Education Sciences & Society - Open Access Peer Reviewed Journal
ISSNe 2284-015X | AUT. TRIB. MILANO N. 80 DEL 13/07/2016

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