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Education and Disability in Cross-Cultural Perspective : Reference Books in International Education (Garland Publishing) - Susan Jeanne Peters

Education and Disability in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Reference Books in International Education (Garland Publishing)

By: Susan Jeanne Peters (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1993
ISBN: 9780824069889
Number Of Pages: 316

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A radical departure from previous chronicles of education for people with disabilities, this book views special education from a broader perspective. Its central thesis is that cultural values and expectations play a dominant role in understanding the structure and function of special education. While theories of the social construction of disability have been written about in a growing body of research since the 1960s, no attempt has been made to create a cross-cultural framework. This work offers such a framework. Eight chapters, written by educators in each country's educational system cover the following nations: China, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, Iran, Pakistan, United States, and Zimbabwe. Historical discussions in each chapter provide a context for current practice. An index and illustrations are also included.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction: Disabled People or Disabling Society?p. 3
An Ideological-Cultural Framework for the Study of Disabilityp. 19
Disability and Education: Some Observations on England and Walesp. 39
Education and Disability in Hungaryp. 67
Education and Special Education in Cross-Cultural Perspective: The Islamic Republic of Iranp. 93
Current Developments and the Problems of Culture and Special Education in Japanp. 127
Education and Disability in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Pakistanp. 167
Special Education in Cross-Cultural Perspective: People's Republic of Chinap. 237
Education and Disability in Cross-Cultural Perspective: The United Statesp. 259
Education and Disability: Challenge and Opportunityp. 293
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ISBN: 9780824069889
ISBN-10: 0824069889
Series: Reference Books in International Education (Garland Publishing)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st March 1993
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 17.02  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1