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A reflection on Inclusive Education in Japan and Its Implications for Korea

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2012, 13(1), pp.305-324
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

HONG, JEONG-SUK 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The objective of this paper is to observe the inclusive education in Japan through the perspective of Special Support Education system to define characteristics, present conditions, and assignments, and also to produce applications for Korea. To achieve the objective, I studied the characteristics of international trend on the inclusive education and compared the major details of system reform of Special Support Education in Japan to the international trend. Assignments for the Japanese inclusive education was stated and at the same time, the current condition of the inclusive education in Japan was provided by analyzing the present condition of system modification for Special Support Education in general schools, the reality of exchange and group study, and the concept of recently announced ‘continuity of various places for learning for the compulsory education course of Japan.’ Based on these, applications for Korea were proposed.

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