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Srinivasan, Bharati; Karlan, George R. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
This paper explores influences of economic factors on sociocultural aspects of traditional, industrial, and "transitional" societies, with India an example of a transitional society. Links between socioeconomic contexts, child-rearing goals and practices, and early intervention programs are considered. Child-rearing goals and practices…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Soto, Gloria; Hetzroni, Orit – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
This paper highlights the historical, social, and legal aspects of Spain's movement to integrate special education students. Differences in constitutional and legislative foundations as well as in practical mainstreaming efforts and professional roles between the U.S. and Spain are noted. Educators are warned to not uncritically replicate other…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miles, M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
This paper examines the cultural traditions of South Asia, especially India and Pakistan, regarding the education of children with special needs. This valuable cultural heritage has been largely ignored in the inflow of western educational ideas and the professionalization of special education, especially in the late 19th century. Improved…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations