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ERIC Number: ED528422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 266
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4422-1083-7
The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives
Russo, Charles J., Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Since 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all students have been declared the right to education. The rights of disabled students have not been explicitly addressed, however, and each country has developed their own rules and regulations. Although similarities exist among the different countries, differences are evident, especially in both the extent and acknowledgment of these rights. "The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives" examines the rights of disabled students in ten diverse countries on six continents. Written by leading experts in education law, this volume provides comparative insights to help meet the educational needs of disabled students. The book also offers strategies to manage the legal and educational complexities associated with special education. Following an introduction entitled: "Rights Like No Other: Protections for Students with Disabilities in International Law", this book provides the following chapters: (1) Australia; (2) Special Education Law in Brazil; (3) China; (4) Canada; (5) The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities in England: Special Needs, Special Rights?; (6) Malaysia; (7) New Zealand; (8) Singapore; (9) South Africa; (10) United States; and (11) Analysis and Reflections. Contributing authors are: Bronagh Byrne; Greg M. Dickinson; Kate Diesfeld; Petra Engelbrecht; John Hancock; Neville Harris; Jim Jackson; Laura Lundy; Allan G. Osborne Jr.; Nina Ranieri; Marius Smit; M K. Teh; Fatt Hee Tie; Sally Varnham and Ran Zhang.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Malaysia; New Zealand; Singapore; South Africa; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights