ERIC Number: EJ694450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
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Mathematics Education and Learning Disabilities in Spain
Casas, A. M.; Castellar, R. G.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n1 p62-73 Jan 2004
In the first part of this article, we describe the basic objectives of the math curriculum in Spain as well as the basic contents, teacher resources, and obstacles perceived in mathematics instruction. Second, we briefly describe the concept of learning disabilities (LD) as they are currently defined in Spain. As stated in the recent educational reform, a student with LD is any student with special educational needs. The emphasis is placed on the educational resources that these students need in order to achieve the curricular objectives that correspond to their age group or grade. Third, we comment specifically on the educational services model and the evaluation and instructional procedures for students with math learning disabilities. Finally, we describe some lines of research that have appeared in the last few years in Spain that have led to the development of new evaluation and intervention procedures for students with LD in computation and problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Age, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Spain