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ERIC Number: ED592751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 74
Abstractor: As Provided
EFL Programs for People with Special Needs in Different National Settings
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro
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The present work attracted our attention motivated by the need of seeking ways of helping people learning EFL, with certain "disabilities" than undertaking a research project by itself. The needs for implementing those special program in our country is out of the question, since to the extent that our society and country has been developing in economic, social and political terms, to that extent we have realized the need to become a more inclusive society, more open to sectors with special needs, not only in terms of urban planning, but also in the design of their own educational policies towards those sectors of the population. The educational system in the Dominican Republic, mostly the public education system has been suffering and undergoing a series of change since the proclamation and implementation of the so-called Decennial Plan of Education decades ago, so our national curricula has been affected by a series of changes, where the EFL teaching was not the exception. So from that historical momentum; English was fully covered nationwide, but where it fell short was in considering expanding these programs for people with special needs, something that was already planned and advanced in the private sector, and mostly in and for private schools, and private foundations, like those of the ONG's Type. The scope of this study is to generally examine the state-of-the-art of the institutions which offer a program of EFL for those students diagnosed with certain disabilities, specifically the Bilingual Programs for students with hearing impairment or deaf in four different countries. In that respect a search has been made to try to determine the institution which currently operate an English program for them, if any and to try compare their practices with that of their peers internationally speaking, and to thoroughly explain the phenomena in the light of the most specialized academic voices.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Dominican Republic; Mexico; Sweden; Chile; United States