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ERIC Number: EJ777622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
"Hope in the Life": The Children of Qatar Speak about Inclusion
Al Attiyah, Asma; Lazarus, Brenda
Childhood Education, v83 n6 p366 Aug 2007
Qatar supports the rights of children with special needs to obtain suitable opportunities to learn and be included with other children. However, the concept of inclusion in education is relatively new in this country. In 2001, the Special Needs Committee of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs set up a task force to begin planning for including children with physical disabilities in the Ministry of Education (MOE) schools. This project was descriptive, and children were interviewed individually to provide opportunities for interaction and to ensure they understood the questions. The questions were designed to help gain an understanding of the children's ideas about inclusion. Would the children with special needs be able to identify their own strengths after being in a segregated setting for several years? Fifty-four children between the ages of 8 and 10 were interviewed for this study. This article reports the findings and implications of this study. Recommendations for other countries developing inclusive educational programs are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Qatar