Hardback - £76.00

Publication date:

16 June 2011

Length of book:

266 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442210837

Since 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all students have been declared the right to education. The rights of disabled students have not been explicitly addressed, however, and each country has developed their own rules and regulations. Although similarities exist among the different countries, differences are evident, especially in both the extent and acknowledgment of these rights.

The Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: International Perspectives examines the rights of disabled students in ten diverse countries on six continents. Written by leading experts in education law, this volume provides comparative insights to help meet the educational needs of disabled students. The book also offers strategies to manage the legal and educational complexities associated with special education.
Regardless of whether one is an attorney, an academic, an educator, a parent, or a policy-maker, this volume is an invaluable resource. If we are to prevent the disabled from being marginalized, we must understand the unique practical and legal challenges faced in each nation. As Americans, we have to teach the world and much to learn from it.