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ERIC Number: EJ892465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Developing and Implementing Quality Inclusive Education in Hong Kong: Implications for Teacher Education
Forlin, Chris
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v10 ns1 p177-184 Aug 2010
The government in Hong Kong has mandated that all schools should start to accept children with special educational needs by employing a whole school approach. This is not a simple move for teachers as inclusive education is complex, involving a range of issues including developing appropriate government and school policy; providing relevant support; enabling academic and social inclusion; changes to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; preparing new teachers and improving existing teachers' skills in adapting instruction; modifying curriculum and classroom management; and developing functional multi-agency collaboration to support all students. This paper provides an historical perspective to the development of special education and the transition towards inclusion in Hong Kong, and explores how this move has been both supported and hindered by education reform. A number of issues that have emerged as challenging for the movement towards inclusion and the type of teacher education that is necessary to support this transition are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong