ERIC Number: ED407777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Legislation Pertaining to Special Needs Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This report presents the findings of a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization) survey of the state of legislation on special needs education in 52 member states. Most of the information was gathered in 1992-93. This document represents the final work compiled in 1994-95. Part 1 presents an analysis and synthesis of the country entries, based on the information submitted by individual countries. It covers: (1) the nature and extent of legislation pertaining to special needs education; (2) responsibility and organization; (3) identification, assessment, orientation, and placement; (4) age range covered by the legislation; (5) integration; (6) curriculum entitlement; (7) vocational education; and (8) parent role. Part 2 presents information on the individual countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Parent Role, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Surveys, Vocational Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France; fax: 33-1-40-65-94-05; telephone: 33-1-45-68-10-00.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).