ERIC Number: EJ1073506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Special Education in Arab Countries: Current Challenges
Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khateeb, Jamal M.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v62 n5 p518-530 2015
Arab countries have undertaken various measures to develop special education programmes and services over the last three decades; nevertheless, major challenges remain regarding the expansion of these programmes and services and improving their quality. "This article provides an update on disability and special education in Arab countries". Reflections on the historical development of special education in Arab societies are briefly presented. Major challenges currently faced by Arab countries in the field of special education are described, and some recommendations for action are offered.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Special Education, Disabilities, Developing Nations, Special Needs Students, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Access to Health Care, Access to Information, Inclusion, Policy, Teacher Education, Early Intervention, Transitional Programs, Parent Participation
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Identifiers - Location: Algeria; Bahrain; Comoros; Egypt; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Syria; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen