ERIC Number: ED335855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Toy Libraries and Lekotek in an International Perspective. Handicap Research Group Report No. 11.
Bjorck-Akesson, Eva; Brodin, Jane
This study surveyed knowledgeable persons in 37 countries in order to describe, from an international perspective, toy libraries and lekoteks serving children with disabilities. The study showed that there are more than 4,500 toy libraries or lekoteks in 31 countries, with preliminary planning activities taking place in still more countries. Three major types of toy libraries emerged: (1) toy libraries that are community based and provide toy loan and services to any child or family; (2) lekoteks that cater almost exclusively to children with special needs; and (3) toy libraries that have a social and cultural program and provide recreational facilities for children of all ages. After a brief description of the study, the major portion of the document consists of reports from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Seychelles, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe. A chapter discussing the study's findings is followed by a listing of 42 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: University Coll. of Jonkoping (Sweden).