ERIC Number: ED214326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Misplanning for Disabilities in Asia.
Two papers examine proposed programs for the disabled in developing nations of Asia and practical drawbacks to integrated education for handicapped pupils in developing countries. The first paper contrasts government rehabilitation policy and planning in Asian countries with the strategies currently advocated by international organizations in the disability field. It examines the motivation behind government plans for large disability complexes, and enumerates the problems likely to be encountered by the community rehabilitation proposals promoted by the World Health Organization. The author suggests a "middle way" based on experience in Pakistan which would mobilize community resources in small inexpensive day centers providing a realistic level of rehabilitation while being open ended toward more, and less specialized, programs. The second paper points out the serious problems in normal schooling (such as much rote learning) in the developing countries and concludes that handicapped students are only occasionally well served in this setting. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Print is marginally legible. Prepared at the Mission Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan.