ERIC Number: EJ922790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Ghana: Disability and Spirituality
Botts, Betsy H.; Evans, William H.
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v13 p32-39 2010
This descriptive study explores the educational system and attitudes toward disability in the Volta Region of Ghana. Traditional, Christian, and Islamic beliefs toward disability are explored. Educators from Accra and three families from the Volta Region with children with special needs are interviewed in an effort to explore the connection between disability and spiritual beliefs.
Descriptors: Islamic Culture, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Religious Factors, Religion, Cultural Influences, Christianity, Islam, Disabilities, Interviews, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana