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A comparative study of the laws on the education of the disabled and an analysis of China's Regulation on the Education of the Disabled
July 25,2017   By:chinahumanrights.org
A comparative study of the laws on the education of the disabled and an analysis of China's Regulation on the Education of the Disabled

Huang Wei

Department of Basic Education, Minstry of Education of the People's Republic of China

Abstract:The issue of education for handicapped people is increasingly becoming a societal concern. How can weeffectively guarantee the basic right of education for the handicapped? Will the revised Regulation on the Education of the Disabled meet their needs?This article takes theRegulation on the Education of the Disabled and compares it with the related special educational laws of the United States, Britain and Japan. The following conclusions were obtained from this study.In terms of educational concept, they all follow the concept of inclusive education, and pursue equity and educational justice. They not only pay attention to inclusive education but also focus on improving the quality of education for handicapped students.In terms ofthe viewpoint on handicapped and special education,they arecentered onaccommodating for special needs; meanwhile countries implement programs in different ways.In Britain, the categories of special education studentshave changed from being classified to non-classified. With types of disabilities becoming increasingly stratified, the interventionsare becoming more sophisticatedin the United States. The Japanese governmentexempts the obligation of compulsory educationfor severely and profoundly handicapped children. These practices can be used as reference for the development of special education law in China.

From:The Third Session of China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights , July 2-3