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International Practices in Special Education
Debates and Challenges

Margret A. Winzer and
Kas Mazurek, Editors

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A Comparative Perspective on Special Education
Margret A. Winzer and Kas Mazurek

Part One: North America—Convictions,
Successes, and Challenges

1     A Journey from Awareness and Advocacy to Action:
       Special Education in the United States
       Mark P. Mostert

2     Celebrating the Challenges: Tracking the
       Inclusive Reform in Canada
       Margret A. Winzer

Part Two: Europe—Reforming and
Restructuring National Systems

3     “Education for All” in the Countries
       of the United Kingdom
       Lani Florian, Martyn Rouse, and John Anderson

4     Reform, Restructure, and Renew:
       Special Education in Poland
       Jolanta Baran

5     Special Education from an International
       Perspective: The Case of Germany
       Olga Graumann and Ulf Algermissen

Part Three: Africa—Aspirations and Challenges

6     Special Needs Education in Ethiopia
       Alemayehu Teklemariam and Temesgen Fereja

7     Special Education Contexts, Problems,
       and Prospects in Nigeria
       Festus E. Obiakor and Fr. MaxMary Tabugbo Offor

Part Four: The Middle East—
Innovations and Opportunities

8     One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward:
       Special Education in Israel
       Thomas P. Gumpel

9     Opportunities and Challenges for Improving
       Special Education in the United Arab Emirates
       Samir Dukmak and Hytham Bany Issa

Part Five: South Asia—Diversity,
Progress, and Challenges

10   Facing the Challenge of Inclusion in India
       Maya Kalyanpur and Anjali Misra

11   Making the Invisibles Visible: Special
       Education in Pakistan
       Mah Nazir Riaz

Part Six: The Pacifi c Rim—Changing
Paradigms and New Approaches

12   Special Education in Rising China:
       Its Developments, Prospects, and Challenges
       in the Early 21st Century
       Wing-Wah Law

13   Special Education in South Korea:
       Overcoming Confl icts for the Realization
       of Educational Welfare
       Dae Young, Jung

14   Current Developments in Education Policy for
       Students With Disabilities in Australia
       Joseph Zajda

15   New Perspectives on Special Needs and
       Inclusive Education in Japan
       Naoki Ito, Satoshi Arakawa, Satoshi Nitsu, Fusaji Ando,
       Seiichi Makino, Tatsuya Toda, and Mitsuyasu Tomita



Margret A. Winzer is former Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Kas Mazurek is Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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