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ERIC Number: EJ966524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
The Status of Disability in Colombia and the Importance of Parental Perceptions on the Development of Special Education
Cuadros, Jose Hermann
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v1 n5 Article 4 May 2005
Personal, idiosyncratic, geographical, and social-economic parameters are presented as a framework for understanding parental perceptions of mental retardation in Cali, Colombia. Three stages of special education development are described that define the history of the Colombian case: from a history of neglecting children with disabilities, to crossing a diagnosis-planning stage of institutional reassuring, to an emergent humanitarian acknowledgment of individuals with disabilities. Finally, a case is presented for the need to understand parental perceptions of disability in planning for the future of special education in that country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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