Disability, culture, and development : a case study of Japanese children at school / Misa Kayama, Wendy Haight
- Kayama, Misa
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xviii, 247 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
- Additional Creators:
- Haight, Wendy L., 1958-
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Raising Children With Disabilities and Their Peers at a Japanese Public Elementary School -- 2.Research Program -- 3.The History and Policies of Japanese Special Education -- 4.Children's Daily Lives at Greenleaf Elementary School -- 5.How Educators Support the Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities -- 6.How Educators Support Children With Developmental Disabilities and Their Peers -- 7.Children's and Parents' Experiences of Disability as They Transition into Special Education -- 8.Implications: A Cross-Cultural Conversation.
- Kayama and Haight consider a key moment in the history of how disabilities are envisioned in Japan: the transition between two different understandings of what it means when children have difficulties learning in school. After the special education reform in 2007, Japanese children with mild cognitive and behavioural disabilities became eligible to receive special education services. Then, children formerly viewed as 'difficult' or 'slow' were officially recognised as having 'disabilities' and in need of special intervention.
- 9780199369904 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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