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ERIC Number: ED504578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-18
Pages: 234
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2640-2762-6
Students with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages: Policies, Statistics and Indicators--2007
OECD Publishing (NJ3)
This book provides an internationally comparable set of indicators on educational provision for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages (DDD). It highlights the number of students involved, where they are educated--special schools, special classes or regular classes--and in what phases of education--pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education. It also includes information on the physical provision and on student/teacher ratios and discusses policy implications concerning special education. This new edition also presents for the first time trends in the data for students with DDD from 1999 to 2003. Nine chapters are included: (1) Introduction; (2) Analysis of the Qualitative Data (Background; Laws; Making Planning Decisions to Ensure that Students with Special Educational Needs Receive Appropriate Additional Resources; Facilitators and Barriers to Equity and Inclusive Education; Definition of Special Education for Gathering Statistics; Use of Categories; Concluding Comments; and Annex 2.A1 "Allocation of Categories of Students with Disabilities, Difficulties and Disadvantages included in the Resource Definition to Cross-National Categories A, B and C"); (3) Analysis of the Quantitative Data Based on Categories Used Nationally (Background; Methodology; Data on Individual Categories; Description by Category; and Conclusions); (4) Analysis of the Quantitative Data for Cross-National Categories A, B and C (Background; Availability of Data; Quantitative Data on Cross-National Category A (students receiving additional resources for disabilities); Quantitative Data on Cross-National Category B (students receiving additional resources for difficulties); Quantitative Data on Cross-National Category C (students receiving additional resources for disadvantages); Comparisons between the Cross-National Categories; Overall Comparisons across the Phases of Education for the Three Cross-National Categories; and Summary and Conclusions); (5) Additional Analyses of the Quantitative Data (Introduction; Special Schools; Special Classes; Regular Classes; Student/Staff Ratio; Relative Numbers of Male and Female Students Receiving Additional Resources for Disabilities, Difficulties or Disadvantages; Age Distribution of Students Receiving Additional Resources for Disabilities, Difficulties or Disadvantages; Students Not Registered within the Education System; and Conclusion); (6) Analysis of trends in the Quantitative Data for 1999, 2001, and 2003 (Background; Trends in Cross-National Categories; Trends in Age Data; Trends in Gender Data; and Summary); (7) Participation of Students with Disabilities, Difficulties, and Disadvantages in Standardised Assessments: The Case of PISA 2003 (Introduction; Background; Purpose of the Study; Study Questions; Methodology; Findings; and Discussion); (8) Over-Representation of Males in the Students Receiving Additional Resources for Disabilities, Difficulties and Disadvantages (Background; Possible Factors or Mechanisms Underlying the Disproportionality; Main Findings on Disproportionality from the Database; Conclusions); and (9) Further Discussion of Significant Issues (Issues Arising from the Analyses of the Cross-National Category A, B and C Data; Limitations of Current Methodology; Final Comments; Annex A--Distribution of Individual National Categories into 22 General Categories used to Describe Students with Disabilities, Difficulties, and Disadvantages; Annex B--Data Availability Table; Annex C--Compulsory School Education; and Annex D--Data by Level of Education.) (Contains 206 charts and 67 tables.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment