ERIC Number: ED107048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies in Special Education: Cuba, Japan, Kenya, Sweden.
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Collected is information provided by Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Sweden on the historical background, the present situation, and the future outlook of their systems of special education. Introductory comments compare the national systems in terms of historical developments, arrangements for identifying the handicapped, special educational provisions, integration of the handicapped into ordinary schools, and the training of special education teachers. Information on Cuba pertains to the Technical Department of Education for the Mentally Retarded, schools for pupils with behavioral disturbances and for deaf, hard of hearing, and blind pupils, vocational education in special schools, identification of pupils for special schools, teacher training, public opinion, and future trends. Aspects of Japanese services that are considered include national policy, hsitorical background, current provisions, teacher training, legislation, government financial support, public opinion, and future trends. The material on Kenya deals with the establishment and development of special education, identification of handicapped children, provisions for the handicapped, integration with ordinary students, teacher training, international cooperation in special education and teacher training, legislation, public opinion, and future trends. The data from Sweden focus on terminology, the establishment and development of special education, identification of the handicapped, provisions in schools and special classes, integration with ordinary students, teacher training, schooling for integration into the community, and international cooperation in special education and teacher training. (GW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Education, Foreign Countries, Handicapped Children, History, Identification, International Programs, Legislation, National Programs, Normalization (Handicapped), Public Opinion, Special Education, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
Unipub, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, New York 10016 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Cuba; Japan; Kenya; Sweden