ERIC Number: EJ978680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
Country Report: Introduction of a New Education Inclusion Reform--Republic of Uzbekistan
Nazarova, E. N.; Rahmanova, V. S.
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v14 n2 p99-101 2011
The republic of Uzbekistan has an ancient history yet almost half of its population consists of children and teenagers. Ancestors have left remarkable samples of widely known human work in the fields of literature, art, and education. Over centuries, the people of Uzbekistan have been developing education based on principles of early development, humanism, and mutual respect. These principles form the basis for modern legislative documents and activities of states and public organizations within Uzbekistan (e.g., a reform in the social policy promising adequate standard of living for children with special needs). The president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, I.A. Karimov, leads an intensive social policy reform: 12-year compulsory continuous inclusive education (CIE). It promotes inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools and a basic right for free and effective education and individualized programs whereby children's needs are met and methods of communication are adapted to ensure children are both heard and understood. The reform aims at various types of special preschool and school education covering an eclectic spectrum of intellectual and physical disabilities. The CIE reform proposes that effective inclusion could contribute to enhanced perception attitude and associated behavior towards individuals with special needs and further to develop assistive communication methods to promote enriched lifestyle.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Policy, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Uzbekistan