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ERIC Number: ED410737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 9
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Golden Key Program. Common Education for Visually Impaired Children in Western China.
Xu, Bailun
This paper describes a new program in the Western provinces of China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Tibet, and Inner Mongolia) that is designed to integrate 20,000 children with low-vision into general education classrooms. The Golden Key Research Center of Education for Visually Impaired has been working with the Chinese government since 1990 to implement the program in the East and Northeast China. The first Golden Key Program in the Western provinces is being implemented in Guangxi and includes the following objectives: (1) to enable 1,614 children with visual impairments to receive integrated education and raise the school enrollment rate of Guangxi Autonomous Region to above 90 percent; (2) to provide training for teachers and administrative personnel in order to lay a sound foundation for future study; and (3) to build up instructive and administrative networks. In 1996, 759 children with visual impairments were admitted to school. Barriers to integration include the shortage of professional knowledge among government officials and school teachers, who still regard integration as very difficult. The evaluation timetable for the program is discussed and the evaluation standards and scales are attached. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China