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The Development of Special Education Services in Zimbabwe
International Journal of Special Education (2004)
  • Morgan Chitiyo, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • John J. Wheeler, Tennessee Technological University
Abstract
When Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980, the government started a massive expansion of the education system. Two decades later, the country's literacy rate had risen to one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the same cannot be said for special education. This paper examines the development of the education system in Zimbabwe with special attention given to the history of special education. This paper examines why special education has lagged behind in terms of its development in a country where the education system has developed so rapidly. (Contains 4 figures.)
Keywords
  • foreign countries,
  • special education,
  • educational development,
  • educational history,
  • educational assessment,
  • educational policy,
  • performance factors,
  • accessibility (for disabled),
  • special needs students
Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Morgan Chitiyo and John J. Wheeler. "The Development of Special Education Services in Zimbabwe" International Journal of Special Education Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2004) p. 46 - 52 ISSN: 0827-3383
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john-wheeler/61/