A Mexican perspective on learning disabilities.

T. V. Fletcher, C. K. Kaufman de Lopez

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Abstract

Given the worldwide trend toward the integration of children with special needs into the general school system, and the Program for Educational Modernization (1989-1994) in Mexico, Mexican educators have had to reassess the politics of special education, focusing on different service delivery models. One model, Integrated Groups, which has been functioning since the 1970s and is primarily for children with learning and language disabilities, is described. New legislation recently enacted recognizes and encourages the collaboration of general education and special education to meet the needs of all children. During the school year 1994-1995, the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP; the Mexican centralized public school system) is piloting, in Mexico City, a proposal for the integration of children into the general classroom. This new model of service delivery is designed to provide greater site-based approaches to the education of individuals with learning disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-534, 544
JournalJournal of learning disabilities
Volume28
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Health Professions(all)

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