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ERIC Number: EJ761809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Reflections on the Development and Status of Contemporary Special Education Services in China
Mcloughlin, Caven S.; Zhou, Zheng; Clark, Elaine
Psychology in the Schools, v42 n3 p273-283 Mar 2005
The article provides an overview of the forces that underpin present-day special education practices in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and a review of politico-historical forces that have shaped the development of current educational practices. The forces that have influenced different models for identifying disabilities and the reasons that certain disability categories have captured the attention of policy makers and educators are shared. In addition, information about the range of contemporary services for children with special needs is presented along with observations about approaches that are being contemplated for the future of special education service in the PRC. In light of an increased openness to market forces and an open-door policy to information about Western special education practices, the opportunities for change in special education practices have probably never been greater.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China