The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives

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Since 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all students have been declared the right to education. The rights of disabled students have not been explicitly addressed, however, and each country has developed their own rules and regulations. Although similarities exist among the different countries, differences are evident, especially in both the extent and acknowledgment of these rights. The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives examines ...
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Overview

Since 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all students have been declared the right to education. The rights of disabled students have not been explicitly addressed, however, and each country has developed their own rules and regulations. Although similarities exist among the different countries, differences are evident, especially in both the extent and acknowledgment of these rights. The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives examines the rights of disabled students in ten diverse countries on six continents. Written by leading experts in education law, this volume provides comparative insights to help meet the educational needs of disabled students. The book also offers strategies to manage the legal and educational complexities associated with special education.
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William E. Thro
Regardless of whether one is an attorney, an academic, an educator, a parent, or a policy-maker, this volume is an invaluable resource. If we are to prevent the disabled from being marginalized, we must understand the unique practical and legal challenges faced in each nation. As Americans, we have to teach the world and much to learn from it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442210837
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.59 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles J. Russo is Panzer Chair in Education & Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Dayton and the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Educational Reform.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Rights Like No Other: Protections for Students with Disabilities in International Law
Chapter 1: Australia
Chapter 2: Special Education Law in Brazil
Chapter 3: China
Chapter 4: Canada
Chapter 5: The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities in England: Special Needs, Special Rights?
Chapter 6: Malaysia
Chapter 7: New Zealand
Chapter 8: Singapore
Chapter 9: South Africa
Chapter 10: United States
Chapter 11: Analysis and Reflections
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