Current trends in special education in Spain: do they reflect legislative mandates of inclusion?

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Title: Current trends in special education in Spain: do they reflect legislative mandates of inclusion?
Authors: Cardona Moltó, María Cristina
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Docencia Universitaria (GIDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud
Keywords: Special education | Inclusion | Legislation | Spain
Knowledge Area: Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: International Association of Special Education
Citation: CARDONA MOLTÓ, María Cristina. “Current trends in special education in Spain: do they reflect legislative mandates of inclusion?”. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education. Vol. 10, n. 1 (2009). ISSN 1555-6913, pp. 4-10
Abstract: Over the past decades significant changes have occurred throughout all aspects of the field of Special Education in Spain. One of these changes is related to appropriate and effective instruction for students with disabilities and diverse educational needs in inclusive classroom placements. All of these change efforts have created the need to redefine the roles of regular and special teachers, as well as the services provided for students who may have special educational needs (SEN). This article uses national based data to investigate current trends regarding the inclusion of students with SEN in Spain. The data were examined in order to determine if there were significant variations regarding (a) the number of students with disabilities served in regular classrooms after the publication of PL 13/1982, Act on Social Integration of People with Disabilities, and (b) changes to the distribution of students with SEN by disability category and educational placement. The identified trends are discussed in the context of current legislation on inclusive schooling and special education.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/24898
ISSN: 1555-6913
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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