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ERIC Number: EJ831954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
"Special Education 2000": A New Zealand Experiment
Wills, Rod
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v10 n2-3 p189-199 Mar 2006
This paper explores some of the outcomes at a local level arising from the policy and service delivery changes to special education in New Zealand. Aspects of "Special Education 2000" (1996) are critically discussed and two problems arising from the policy components are pinpointed. The first is the failure of the discourse of educational rights in shaping the continuity of services to students with special educational needs. The second is the dominance of the managerial discourse over school leadership and governance with respect to these students. This examination is contextualized by discussion of a legal challenge resulting from the policy implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand