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dc.creatorStough, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-02T02:22:50Z
dc.date.available2017-07-02T02:22:50Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationStough, L. M. (2000). Special education in Costa Rica. In C. R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of special education (2nd ed. pp. 471-473). New York: John Wiley & Sons.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/160527
dc.description.abstractCosta Rica has the strongest public education system in Central America. The 1869 constitution mandated a free, obligatory, and state supported educational system- making Costa Rica one of the first countries in the world to pass such legislation (Biesanz, Biesanz, & Biesanz, 1982; Creedman, 1991). Approximately 25% of the national budget is dedicated to education (United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization [UNESCO], 1997) and elementary schools can be found even in the most isolated regions of the country. Recent educational initiatives have exponentially increased the number of students receiving special education in Costa Rica and the Minstry of Education is making a focused effort to coordinate these services. Undeniably progressive legislation now supports the rights of individuals with disabilities to work, receive public health services, and to be educated.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.subjectspecial education, Costa Rica, disabilities, teacher trainingen_US
dc.titleSpecial Education in Costa Ricaen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
local.departmentEducational Psychologyen_US


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