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Subba, Amrith Bdr; Yangzom, Chokey; Dorji, Karma; Choden, Sangye; Namgay, Ugyen; Carrington, Suzanne; Nickerson, Julie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Bhutanese educators are facing the challenge of implementing inclusive education for students with disability throughout their schooling system. Selected schools have started to implement inclusive policies and practices, and it is timely to investigate the progress of inclusive education in these schools. In this qualitative study, 14 Bhutanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Developing Nations, Questionnaires
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Schuelka, Matthew – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2018
The Himalayan country of Bhutan has witnessed monumental social and cultural changes in only the last fifty years with the implementation and institutionalization of mass secular schooling. This "modern" schooling has also served to newly sort, produce, and construct "disabled" persons. Through a year of ethnographic fieldwork,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Social Change
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Kamenopoulou, Leda; Dukpa, Dawa – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals call on countries to ensure that all children, especially the most vulnerable, are included in education. The small kingdom of Bhutan has made attempts to embrace inclusion in education at the policy level. However, research on inclusion and disability in this context is limited, and there are few studies focusing…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education
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Telsey, Alison; Levine, Laurie – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
In April 2011, the Journal of Staff Development (JSD) published "Lessons from Bhutan: Embrace cultural differences to effect change" (Levine, Telsey, & McCormack, 2011), which described the experiences of several U.S. educators who learned their own transformative lessons while leading professional learning in special education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Change, Disabilities
Schuelka, Matthew John – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Bhutan is a small country in the Himalaya that has experienced rapid societal changes in the past 60 years. Perhaps the most significant change in Bhutan has occurred in its educational system, which grew from a very limited presence in 1961 to now serving the entire youth population of Bhutan. With this massive increase in educational service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Case Studies