ERIC Number: EJ1054693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Addressing the Needs of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities in China: Perspectives from the Field
Zhang, Dorothy; Spencer, Vicky G.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v62 n2 p168-181 2015
Autism is a developmental disability that has gained increasing attention during the past several decades in China. The two case studies presented in this article examined the perspectives of two school leaders on educating students with autism in China. Two school principals, one from a public school and one from a private school, were interviewed during this study using 10 open-ended questions. Responses generated the following areas of discussion: teacher recruitment and training, curriculum and teaching methodology, parental involvement, and factors that contribute to success and present challenges. This study provides the readers with an update from the perspectives of two school leaders on the school system in China for children with disabilities, particularly for students with autism. Implications of the study and further suggestions for future research are also discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Case Studies, Educational Methods, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Special Education, Educational History, Access to Education, Student Needs, Qualitative Research, Private Schools, Public Schools, Semi Structured Interviews, Principals, Coding, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Parent Participation, Success, Educational Legislation, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)