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ERIC Number: EJ771659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Specific Learning Disabilities and the Portuguese Educational System
Correia, Luis de Miranda; Martins, Ana Paula Loucao
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v22 n3 p189-195 Aug 2007
Although the Portuguese educational system advocates the accommodation of all students in regular schools, it has not adopted a coherent discourse that would contribute to meeting effectively the needs of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). As such, the successive reorganizations of special education have resulted in uninformed decisions that have caused the education of students with SLD in Portugal to be, in many instances, detrimental to their academic and social growth. We describe the reality of SLD in Portugal, considering four main topics: (1) the establishment of the SLD concept, (2) the birth of a Portuguese definition of SLD, (3) the context of educational policy, and (4) the provision for students with SLD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal