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Journal article

Educational programmes for children with special needs in Jordan

Author:
HADIDI Muna S.Z.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 23(2), June 1998, pp.147-154.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

Describes the development of educational programmes for children with special need in Jordan. An overview of historical highlights and main problems and needs is presented. Provides information about current concerns and trends related to development of special education in Jordan, training of special education teachers, family problems, early intervention, and attitudes to mainstreaming.

Book

Disability and development: learning from action and research on disability in the majority world

Editors:
STONE Emma, (ed.)
Publisher:
Disability Press
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
294p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Leeds

Features 15 original contributions from leading disabled activists, international development planners and practitioners, and researchers working on disability issues in 'developing countries' (the majority world). The book asks: What do we know about disability in a global context? What are the issues that face disabled people, their families, and those who work with them in 'developing countries'? What happens when western ideas and practices around disability migrate to non-western settings? Issues explored include: strategies for social change; empowerment and rights; disabled people's organisations; community-based rehabilitation; inclusive education; cultural perceptions of impairment and disability; disability services in historical perspective; and the difficulties inherent in disability action and research in the majority world. Contributions are based on work in a wide range of countries including: Afghanistan, Jordan, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India.

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