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Title: Recent developments in inclusive education in Malta
Authors: Bartolo, Paul A.
Keywords: Education -- Mediterranean Region
Special education -- Malta
Special education -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Inclusive education -- Malta
Education and state -- Malta
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Bartolo, P.A. (2001). Recent developments in inclusive education in Malta. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 6(2), 65-91
Abstract: This paper aims at presenting an account of recent developments in inclusive education policy, discourse and practice in Malta. The inclusion initiative is placed within the opposite context of competitive and streaming practices prevalent in the Maltese education system. A brief account is given of how inclusive policy and practice have been influenced by the following: United Nations policies; local political developments; the setting up and activities of parent associations and a National Commission for Persons with Disability; and the action for persons with developmental disabilities of an effective Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), The recent development of a National Minimum Curriculum (NMC) with a wide consensus intended to ensure a quality education for all is seen as a very hopeful context for the achievement of inclusive education in Malta. A critical account of current perceptions, practices, concerns and aspirations for inclusive education in Malta is provided through a review of the very recent report of the Working Group on Inclusive Education set up as part of the strategy for the implementation of the NMC over the next five years.
ISSN: 1024-5375
Appears in Collections:MJES, Volume 6, No. 2 (2001)
MJES, Volume 6, No. 2 (2001)

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