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ERIC Number: EJ890591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Development of Special Education in Macau
Lau, Diana Cheng Man; Yuen, Pong Kau
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n2 p119-126 2010
Education is important for the sustainable development for Macau because there is no natural resource in this area. The only thing that the city can count on to survive and excel is the knowledge and skills of its people. Currently, there is limited literature on the education system of Macau, in particular the area of special education. It is the intent of this paper to draw more attention and discussion about this field. This paper presents an overall objective view of the development of special education in Macau from academic year 1996-97 to 2006-07 by looking at the figures provided by the authority. The figures cover three major areas: the number of schools, the number of students and the number of teachers. Based on the figures and the social conditions of Macau, our study reveals the challenges that Macau is facing in terms of special education development and offers some possible solutions. (Contains 8 tables.)
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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: Macau