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ERIC Number: EJ986309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Preparing Children with Developmental Disabilities for Life in the Community: A Tanzanian Perspective
Stone-MacDonald, Angi
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v47 n3 p255-268 Sep 2012
Special education is relatively new in Tanzania. The Irente Rainbow School (IRS) in Lushoto, Tanzania, where this ethnographic case study was conducted, is the first school for children with developmental disabilities in the area. Their curriculum stresses skills important in family life and the rural economy of Lushoto. The purpose of the study was to explore how local context and beliefs about disability influenced how participants understood their roles at the school and how they implemented curriculum. The ethnographic case study employed qualitative research techniques to ensure credibility and triangulation of data and research was conducted over a ten-month period. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania