Rehabilitation as a Curricular Construction
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Original versionKoren Solvang P, Feiring MF: The curricular construction of rehabilitation.. In: Harsløf IH, Poulsen I, Larsen Krila. New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives, 2019. Palgrave Macmillan https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7346-6_12
Rehabilitation is a contested interdisciplinary field, torn between medical dominance and psychosocial challenges. Since higher education is an important arena for epistemological work, this chapter elucidates the scholarly profile outlined in educational programmes within the area of rehabilitation. The authors conducted a text study of how programmes in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Germany are presented. Three types of study programmes were identified: physiotherapy-based, interdisciplinary programmes, and educational counselling programmes. The diversity of programmes is discussed in light of Bourdieuan perspectives on field struggles in academic settings and the Mode 2 type of knowledge production at the intersection between clinical practice and academia.