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de Bruin, Kate – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
When the Salamanca Statement called upon States to recognise the 'necessity and urgency' of providing students with a disability access to the regular education system (UNESCO 1994, viii), both Australia and the United States of America had existing legislative and policy documents articulating the rights of students with a disability to access…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Kritzer, Jeffrey B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Despite the fact that China has a deep-rooted history of sympathetic attitudes toward individuals with disabilities, and has begun to serve individuals with disabilities in their public schools, Special Education in China today is much like it was in the United States prior to the implementation of the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
Crux, Sandra C. – Education Canada, 1984
Comparison between Ontario's Bill 82 and American P.L. 94-142, with regard to four key issues, shows that litigation appears to be a potential problem for Ontario government agencies, educators, and parents. Special education litigation will not decrease because of Bill 82 but will branch out in various directions. (BRR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education