ERIC Number: ED244477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Report on Action Study for Integrated Education of Handicapped Children.
The paper reports on a study of disabled children attending ordinary schools in Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Results revealed the proportion of disabilities (2% of the total enrollment) in terms of the highest (speech impairments--37.6%) to the lowest (epilepsy--1%). The general attitude of administrators and teachers toward the integration of disabled children into normal schools was favorable. Five suggestions came from staff interviews, including the importance of transportation and practical attention to the physical environment. As followup, a society for Integrated Education of Handicapped Children was formed. Intervention on the part of social workers was advocated to help ease the handicapped student's adjustment to ordinary schools. Preliminary recommendations based on the study's findings are outlined in terms of governmental and school strategies. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Sponsored by the National Council of Social Welfare. Document contains light print.