ERIC Number: ED364024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Educating Children and Young People with Disabilities: Principles and the Review of Practice.
This monograph provides an international perspective on key principles governing the education of children with disabilities and the review of educational provisions. Part A begins with an estimate of the global shortfall in education provision for those with disabilities and identifies principles and strategies for policymakers developing educational services. The principles focus on the rights to an education, to equality of opportunity, and to participation in society. The identified strategies address legislation, administrative support, educational provision, early childhood education, preparation for adult life, parental involvement, training, and research and development. Part B offers guidelines to policymakers and administrators for reviewing the following major elements of special education services: legislation, administration, early childhood education, school provision, transition from school to adult life, professional development, and support services. It suggests 40 key questions for conducting a review, with the questions and accompanying commentary considered to be appropriate for a variety of national systems. (Contains 22 references and suggested readings.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ancillary School Services, Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, International Programs, Parent Role, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: For a previous report, see ED 342 199.