Special Education Service Delivery Models Around the Globe

Special Education Service Delivery Models Around the Globe

Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8069-0.ch015
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This chapter examines various service delivery models being used around the world. It discusses models of inclusion in which all students are placed into the public school educational arena and the regular education teachers provide the services to the student with special needs while the special education teacher is used as a consultant. It continues with a discussion about other types of service delivery models, such as separate schools or even institutions away from family, friends, and society. It concludes with a discussion about the future trends within the field of special education service delivery models and what can be done to improve them.
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Service Delivery Models Around The World

The bulk of this book has focused on service delivery models currently being used in the United States with students with disabilities. Following is a discussion of different service delivery models around the world, some very similar to U.S. models, and some vastly different.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Individualized Education Plan: An educational plan used in some countries to assist teachers in knowing what academic areas a student needs to improve in.

Inclusion: Educational practice of educating all students, disabled or not, in the same general education classroom.

Exceptionalities: Another word for special needs.

General or Regular Education: An educational program where typically developing children receive research-based instruction.

Service Delivery Model: Within the field of special education, the type of support the identified or struggling child receives.

Separate or Specialized Schools: Students being educated outside of the physical general educational building.

Collaboration: All stakeholders (school officials, teachers, parents, students, etc.) working together to ensure a student with special needs has academic success.

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