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ERIC Number: ED511257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Special Education in Turkey
Eres, Figen
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n4 p94-100 Apr 2010
The quality and the prevalence of education are the major indicators of the development of a society. It is a kind of human right to every person living in the society to be educated in a sufficient way. The education of the disabled people, a social reality in Turkey, is not sufficiently carried out. This paper aims at the education of the disabled people in Turkey. In order to mention about the education of the disabled people, this paper also mentions about the general characteristics of the disabled. The service of special education has not reached all the disabled, and the disabled and their families are not aware of the importance of the education. Only 90 thousand out of over one million disabled children receive the education. Disabled children continue their training in five groups: the sight impaired, the hearing impaired, the orthopedic impaired, the mentally impaired and children with long-term illness. Raising awareness is very important for all of the Turkish people. So a social education is necessary in order to deal with this problem. (Contains 4 tables.) [An earlier version of this article was presented at the 12th International Conference: Inclusive Education in the Balkan Countries: Policy and Practice, June 25-27, 2009, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey