ERIC Number: ED342199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
The Education of Children and Young People with Disabilities: Principles and Practice.
This report examines the educational needs of and services provided to children with disabilities in developing nations and identifies key strategies for developing educational provisions for this population. It stresses that integrated education and community-based rehabilitation are two approaches which can provide cost-effective and meaningful education and training for disabled persons. The need is established in tables providing data on number of special educational enrollments in 13 African countries and number of pupils enrolled in special education as a percentage of school-age population. Three basic principles or rights are stated: the right to education, the right to equality of opportunity, and the right to participate in society. Strategies to improve the provision of special education are then outlined for the following areas: legislation, administrative support, educational provision, early childhood education, preparation for adult life, parental involvement, training, and research and development. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administration, Change Strategies, Civil Rights, Community Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Methods, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Intervention, Legislation, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Rehabilitation, Research and Development, Special Education, Training Methods
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France (free).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: A special study for the World Conference on Education for All (Thailand, March 5-9, 1990).