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ERIC Number: EJ1218057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
International Policies, Identification, and Services for Students with Learning Disabilities: An Exploration across 10 Countries
Agrawal, Jugnu; Barrio, Brenda L.; Kressler, Benikia; Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Shankland, Rebecca K.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v17 n1 p95-113 2019
Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that although countries around the world must ensure that students with disabilities receive free, inclusive, and appropriate education, students with disabilities are less likely to complete primary or secondary school in many countries. Though this is the case, very little has been published regarding the legislative efforts and the implementation of services and supports specifically for students with learning disabilities (LD) in reading or dyslexia around the world. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to explore legislative efforts, services, and interventions provided to students with learning disabilities from ten countries worldwide: Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. Discussion and implications for research and practice are provided based on themes identified across countries.
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Law, School Law, Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities, Intervention, Educational Legislation, Disability Identification, Special Education, Federal Legislation, Definitions
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site: http://www.ldw-ldcj.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; China; Denmark; Germany; Japan; Mexico; Netherlands; Singapore; Taiwan; United Kingdom