chapter  8
Globalizing differences
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In this chapter we assess the lives of children and young people who experience learning difficulties against the prevailing economic and social conditions obtaining in the world. At the outset we make a number of general and context-setting remarks concerning the impact of globalization on children and young people experiencing special educational needs (SEN) or learning difficulties. Then we expand on these themes with particular reference to concerns which impact negatively on this group of children and young people.