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dc.contributor.authorKugelmass, Judy W-
dc.contributor.authorGalkienė, Alvyra-
dc.description.abstractLithuanian educators began working towards the transformation of their educational system in the late 1980s. The movement away from centralized control and an education based on Soviet ideology was central to the Democracy movement in this country and other former Soviet republics. This paper demonstrates the ways in which the movement towards a democratic system built on contemporary Lithuanian values, beliefs and culture has included concerns for the education of children with special needs. By tracing Lithuanian cultural and historic traditions related to the education and care of individuals with disabilities, before, during and after the Soviet period of Soviet occupation, the authors demonstrate the relationship between social-historic contexts and the development of inclusive schools, i.e. general education settings that serve all children. The current status of education for children with special needs is discussed. This discussion includes current legislation and professional preparation, as well as identifying barriers to democratic reform and the creation of an inclusive educational systemen
dc.description.sponsorshipVytauto Didžiojo universitetas-
dc.description.sponsorshipŠiaulių universitetas-
dc.description.sponsorshipŠvietimo akademija-
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dc.relation.ispartofEuropean journal of special needs education. , Vol. 18, no. 1 (2003)-
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAcademic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing).-
dc.subjectInclusive educationen
dc.subjectLithuanian education reformen
dc.subjectLithuanian special educationen
dc.subjectHistoric treatment of individuals with disabilitiesen
dc.subjectPost-Soviet education reformen
dc.subjectSocio-cultural aspects of special needs educationen
dc.subject.classificationStraipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)-
dc.subject.otherEdukologija / Education (S007)-
dc.titleDemocratic reform and the emergence of special needs education in Lithuaniaen
dc.typeresearch article-
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