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ERIC Number: EJ905963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Special Education in Society and Culture: Comparative and Developmental Perspectives
Stangvik, Gunnar
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v25 n4 p349-358 Nov 2010
International organisations make ambitious attempts to improve education for students with special needs. The article indicates that such global ambitions are tempered by recent educational developments and by comparative research that underscores the importance of locality by showing the unique character and antecedents of educational practices, a fact that affect national policy and practices as well as transfer of new models and policies for special education. This is particularly the case when the transfer model is adopted from highly developed societies. Research even indicates that implementation of inclusion, the core of this model, may be seriously threatened by the new economy and the strain its puts on the education system. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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