ERIC Number: ED327033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Study on Special Education in Japan.
Japanese National Inst. of Special Education, Tokyo.
This case study was prepared in conjunction with a Unesco survey of its member states concerning educational services for individuals with handicaps. The case study of Japan focuses on: (1) special education policy; (2) legislation, administration, and organization; (3) special education and vocational education provisions for students with specific disabilities and home-bound children; (4) finance; (5) research and development; and (6) voluntary organizations, parents, and issues. Japan's philosophy on special education emphasizes the importance of mentally and physically handicapped children being provided with appropriate education in accordance with the type and degree of their handicaps, so as to help them reach their fullest potential and enable them to participate actively in social life. Special schools provide educational places for the severely and moderately mentally and physically handicapped, and special classes or ordinary classes in ordinary schools for the mildly mentally and physically handicapped. (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, 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: Japanese National Inst. of Special Education, Tokyo.
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