Education and Disability in Cross-Cultural Perspective - Reference Books in International Education (Hardback)Susan Jeanne Peters (editor)
Hardback 328 Pages
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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 521 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 22 mm
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