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ERIC Number: EJ1058233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Removing the Hurdles: A Brief Highlight of Inclusion Challenges in Guyana
Fraser, Sherwin
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v15 n2 p48-55 Fall 2014
Global policy towards special and inclusive education has seen a shift in the overall approaches used. The Dakar and Salamanca frameworks have necessitated renewed energy and commitment in the fulfilment of equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Salamanca Framework for Action is a commitment made by governments, international organizations, and non-governmental agencies on the implementation of policies and practices in special needs education. This framework was adopted by the World Conference on Special Needs Education in June 1994. The Dakar Framework for Action reaffirmed the commitment to education for all and was adopted by the World Education Forum in April 2000. Removing the hurdles to inclusive education in Guyana has been and continues to be a gigantic task. The effects of these hurdles have not only created barriers in educational settings but have also stymied expressions and authentic voices in the local subsectors of the country. This paper, among other things, examines some positive benefits and factors that promote inclusion. It also highlights the challenges to inclusion in Guyana and examines how individual attitudes and beliefs in the Guyanese society prevent key developments in special and inclusive education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guyana