ERIC Number: ED327032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Study on Special Education in Sri Lanka.
Ministry of Education (Sri Lanka).
As part of a Unesco study of its member states, this case study reviews Sri Lanka's services for the education of disabled persons. The case study reports on the establishment of the Special Education Unit at the Ministry of Education in 1971, at which time the government undertook direct responsibility for providing educational opportunities for handicapped children. Progress in the provision of educational opportunities is documented by the increasing number of special school and integrated education programs. Integration of handicapped children with normal children in the same school setting is regarded as the most important contribution to normal living. The case study focuses on special education policy, legislation, administration/organization, special education provision, finance, research and development, and priorities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Special Education, Voluntary Agencies
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education (Sri Lanka).
Identifiers: Sri Lanka
Note: Prepared by the Special Education Branch.