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The Position and Roles of Japan’s Special Support Education in the Establishment of an East Asian Special Education Community

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2011, 12(4), pp.481-501
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

中村滿紀男 1 HONG, JEONG-SUK 2

1후쿠야마시립대학교
2대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

This thesis aims to look into what roles Japan’s special education can play in establishing an East Asian special education community and what is its tasks. To this end, this paper reviewed the background under which Japan’s special education converted to special support education, its characteristics, and its process of formation, and illuminated that the formation of Japan’s special education, despite its merits, has involved characteristics of being dependent on advanced countries and center-oriented. Moreover, this paper presented activities Japan’s special education can provide in constructing the East Asian special education community and at the same clarified that its identity should be reestablished to perform such roles in earnest.

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