TCELT Seminar - Hiroki Yoneda

‌Date/Venue: 10th March 2016, Carnelley Building Room 2.35, University of Dundee, 3:30pm-4:30pm 

RSVP: To reserve a place please contact tcelt@dundee.ac.uk

Special Needs Education and Curriculum modifications for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in JAPAN - a talk by Hiroki Yoneda, Ph. D. in Disability Sciences, Associate Prof. Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

In Japan, partial amendments to the School Education Law and related regulations went into effect on April 1, 2007. It transformed the Japanese special education for children with disabilities to special needs education. Schools for the blind, deaf and disabled were integrated in special needs schools, and the separate teaching certificates that teachers in schools for the blind, deaf and disabled had were integrated in a special needs school teaching certificate. In addition, regulations to promote special needs education in mainstream elementary, middle and high schools were clearly set out.

I would like to present the outline of “Japanese special needs education” and to discuss some problem which should be conquered, for realizing inclusive education. Especially, I hope that I can share the problems of placements and curriculum modifications for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (in other words, students with sever learning difficulties).