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Comparing Special EducationOrigins to Contemporary Paradoxes$
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John G. Richardson and Justin J.W. Powell

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760737

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760737.001.0001

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Introduction: From Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes in Special Education

Introduction: From Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes in Special Education

(p.1) Introduction: From Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes in Special Education
Comparing Special Education
Stanford University Press

Special education is a global commitment to the rights of children to schooling, offering assistance to children with a range of impairments and a variety of student disabilities. This book focuses on special education research at different levels of analysis, shedding light on the key issues of schooling and how the persistent variations in special educational systems came to be and how they evolved. The book identifies the patterns and conditions that constitute special education within institutions and organizations and then interprets these patterns found across countries.

Keywords:   special education, schooling, impairments, disabilities, institutions, organizations, special educational systems

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