You will prepare and submit a term paper on Adults with Learning Difficulties. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. This essay will attempt to evaluate the challenges faced by the adult learners in the UK society on a theoretical perspective, how oppression and discriminatory processes label and marginalise these individuals and the mechanisms to handle the discrimination.
As argued by Hiranandani (2005), the social theory explains the issues of social justice, empowerment, social works, obligations and issues dealing with marginalized groups. In this regard, the group related to adults with learning disabilities. Hiranandani (2005) continues to argue that the social theory questions the concept that individuals with disabilities are inadequate. A closer analysis of this view leads to the validation of the fact that adults living with disabilities are disadvantaged, oppressed as they are rendered as less powerful over the able individuals.
The social assumption focuses on the detail that disability is resultant from the fact that society fails to provide services that will make life easier for disabled adults (Hiranandani, 2005). The social organization, according to the model, is, therefore, one that is disorganized and has led to the disabled suffer the negative social attitudes and discrimination of all kinds. A closer check of this kind of discrimination ranges from the public settings, education institutions to the transport sector. In regard to the model, Pfeiffer (2005) notes the struggles and pains that the disabled face simply because of their disability. In the case of the UK, the social model is relevant as individuals with disabilities are seen as oppressed.
According to Oliver (1990), the Marxist model assumes that the nature of humans and the choices they make are shaped by the kind of social structure that they inhabit. In the case of the adult individuals who are disabled, they live in a society that discriminates them due to its structure and the experiences this structure subjects them to. .