Learning disabilities (LD) has never been officially recognized as a category of special education in New Zealand.
This article discusses the main reasons for the rejection of the LD category.
The education system in New Zealand is described, and the nature of special education is outlined to provide a context for considering LD.
Attempts by the parent group SPELD (New Zealand Federation of Specific learning Disabilities Associations) to have « specific learning disabilities » (SLD) recognized in legislation are discussed, along with reasons for the rejection of these attempts by state education officials.
It is concluded that LD/SLD will never be recognized as such in New Zealand.
The needs of students with LD may potentially be met by new policies for « high incidence » special needs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble apprentissage, Pédagogie spéciale, Recherche scientifique, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Organisation santé, Organisation sociale, Article synthèse, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Learning disability, Special education, Scientific research, New Zealand, Oceania, Public health organization, Social organization, Review, Child, Human
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Cote : 92-0310885
Code Inist : 002A26K06. Création : 199406.