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Norway
The country information for Norway, a member of the European Agency, focuses on assessment, specialist Support, financing, teacher education in inclusive education.

Switzerland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Switzerland
"This online representation of the Swiss Education System is a collaboration of the Confederation and the cantons: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)." You will find information about the following educational levels: > The education [...]

Belgium
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Netherlands
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Turkey
Although this text is in German, it also provides some interesting links to English information about inclusion in Turkey as well as links and names of important Turkish institutions in this field. The Google Translator translates well enough so that you can understand the basic facts and follow the interesting links and institutions on their own website. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Turkey; international
The Department of Educational Sciences of this Faculty seems to be identical to the Institute of Educational Sciences (for a list of further Faculty departments: see at the end of this abstract). The first provides links to its sub-departments, most of which unfortunately are only in Turkish. The latter provides a list of Master\'s and Doctoral Thesis as well as a database of [...]

Turkey; international
You will find information on research (publications, projects, ...) on the staff\'s personal websites. A faculty journal doesn\'t seem to exist. The Faculty has 6 Departments: * Department of Primary Education * Department of Foreign Language Education * Department of Fine Arts Education * Department of Educational Sciences -> Program in Guidance and Psychological [...]

Turkey; international
The Faculty of Education at Hacettepe University has its own homepage. But as the faculty overview on the university site is more detailed and has more links to the respective departments, we link to this overview here. The Faculty of Education has 6 departments: * Educational Sciences -> Curriculum and Instruction -> Educational Administration, Supervision, [...]

Turkey; international
The Faculty has 12 departments and hence is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest faculty of education in Turkey (see the list at the end of this abstract). Under "publications", you can find two e-journals published by the faculty, the "Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences" and the "Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences Journal [...]

Turkey; international
Istanbul University obviously has a new website. Unfortunately, the website of the Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education has no English version yet. The website provides a project list and some information on research interests and publications on the professors\' personal homepages. The Hasan Ali Yücel Journal of Education published by the faculty is Open Access, has [...]

Indonesia
***Links to three fulltext articles of the book: see [more]*** These conference proceedings document presentstions made at the "Indonesian Student International Conference: Thinking of Home While Away" in Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July 2010. You can find the following chapters as fultexts on the Internet: Chapter 1 - Education Counts!Why education counts and what counts [...]

Finland
Article by Marjatta Takala, Raija Pirttimaa and Minna Törmänen, published in: British Journal of Special Education 36 (3) 2009. The article is based on a questionnaire sent to 133 special education teachers teaching in inclusive settings in mainstream education in Finland. The study describes their daily work and the problems they are confronted with. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Finland
The English website only provides a short introduction to the work of the Foundation: "The Vamlas Foundation is the one of the oldest disability organizations in Finland, founded in 1889 by a teacher, Vera Hjelt. She and her colleagues wanted to promote learning and working opportunities of children and youth with disabilities and the Foundation first consisted of a school and [...]

Finland
Summary of the development and current situation in the field of inclusion in Finland (1990ies to 2012). The summary is provided by the European Agency for Special Needs an Inclusive Education. The article was last modified on December 18, 2012. Please note that the original website is offline. Hence, the link provided here leads you to the webarchive and is a copy of [...]

North America; Mexico; Guatemala; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Central America
The website Disabled World is an information site on disability that draws its information from websites all over the world. The sub-site on Central America provides short paragraphs about the situation of people with disabilities in the respective Central American countries. Furthermore, you will find links to online publications and other news from the region. [Abstract: [...]

United States
The "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA) is a U.S. American federal statute that regulates the (right to) education of people (children) with disabilities in the United States.The first version of this statute was adopted in 1975 under the title "Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)". The statute has been amended several times since then. The [...]

United States
This website of the U.S. department of Education provides the text of the law and additional information and materials to the Parts B and C of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA). Part B deals with Children and youth (ages 3-21), Part C with Infants and toddlers (birth-2). The website provides information on the implementation of the law, guidelines and [...]

Africa
The African Journal of Disability is available on the Internet for free. The first issue was published in 2012. It is the official journal of these three institutions: Center for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (Ghana), African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability and Centre for Rehabilitation Studies (South Africa). The private South African company AOSIS [...]

Africa
AfriNEAD aims at improving the usefulness of research on disability in Africa for politics, interest groups, the society as a whole. Amongst others, the website provides information on the AfriNEAD Symposium, on activities, on developments (laws, integration, ...) in the field of disability. There are not many resources under "Research & Resources", but you will find a link to [...]

Israel; Palestinian Autonomous Areas
This analyses of the special education situation of the Arab people living in Israel is only available in Hebrew. Nevertheless, the automatic Google-translation can give you some first ideas about the topic. At the end of the first page, you will find a table of contents leading to more chapters. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel; international
The Center for Research on Disabilities belongs to the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute which is one of the most important centers for applied social research in Israel, accroding to their own statement. One focus of their research is on disabilities. The Center published freely accessible fulltexts on different disability issues (executive summary of up to 20 pages in English; [...]

Israel
Beit Issie Shapiro is one of the leading Israeli disabilities non-profit organizations, dealing with and supporting issues concerning persons with disabilities. "Since 2001, Beit Issie Shapiro has offered courses through the Inclusive University. This (...) program is given under the auspices of Beit Issie Shapiro’s Trump International Institute of Continuing Education in [...]

Israel
Part two: http://makom-m.cet.ac.il/pages/item.asp?s=4&id=200&defid=-1&page=1&item=3420. *** This literature review is onyl available in Hebrew. Nevertheless, the automatic Google-translation (for part 1 and part 2) can give you some first ideas about the topic. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
The Ruderman Family Foundation has offices in the USA and Israel. It aims at supporting the inclusion of (Jewish) people with disabilities. Here, we link to articles, programmes, Initiatives and more that deal with inclusion in the education sector. You will also find information on other organisations, projects etc. with whom Ruderman Family Foundation cooperates. [Abstract: [...]

Israel
[This is a copy of the original website as of 01.08.2014. The original website is offline.] This is a bibliography on the issue of inclusion of children with special needs in regular (educational) settings in Israel. The titles documented run from 1985 to 1994. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

United Kingdom
On 1 September a major change to the special educational needs (SEN) system in England came into effect. The Children and Families Act 2014 has been passed by the UK Parliament and this sets out a new framework for SEN provision along with a new SEN and Disability Code of Practice. The new legislation expands the age-range of the SEN system from 2–19 to 0–25 and so [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The English version of the website is still empty after the website\'s relaunch (as of 30.08.17). That\'s why we provide an older version of the website as of 08.04.2016 from the Internet Archive for the time being. The faculty has 8 departments: * Department of Special Education * Department of Kindergarten * Department of Education * Department of [...]

Israel; international
Unfortunetaly, the English website of the School of Education is an old one from 2006. The new homepage is only available in Hebrew. The School of Education has the following departments: - Department of Special Education and Educational Counseling - Department of Education Policy and Administration - Department of Mathematics Education, Science and Technology - [...]

Israel; international
The website provides an overview over Science Education at the well known Weizmann Institute of Science. The Davidson Institute of Science Education focusses on teaching and transder. Amongst others, it runs a museum, the Clore Garden of Science, as well as the PERACH Tutoring and Mentoring Project for disadvantaged children. The Department of Science Teaching focusses [...]

Greece
With that extract from her dissertation in 2006, Kyrini Fotopoulou shows which major points have to be discussed when thinking about inclusion in a Greek context. She is not just analysing the term \'inclusion\' itself but gives an insight in the legal framework, educational policy and reality. Furthermore, she makes proposals for reform and gives a conclusion.[Abstract: [...]

Greece
The Department offers a Program of Postgraduate Studies with the following four specialisations, from which the first one, the third one and the fourth one run at the moment: 1. Social theory, Policy and Practices in Education 2. Educational Psychology – Special Needs Education 3. Language, Art and Culture in Education 4. Natural Sciences Didactics: Curriculum, [...]

Europe; France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom
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Norway; United Kingdom; Czech Republic; Malaysia; international; Europe; South Africa, Republic
In cooperation with a university in Norway and one in the Czech Republic, the University of Roehampton (London, UK) offers an Erasmus Mundus Master in Special and Inclusive Education from a European and international perspective. During the 16 months period of the programme, students will study a few months at each of the three universities. In the remaining 6 months, and [...]

Europe; Belgium; Denmark; Estonia; Italy; Portugal; Turkey; United Kingdom
SENnet is a network for Special Educational Needs. It is funded by the European Union and co-ordinated by European Schoolnet. Under the category "resources", the website provides reports and case studies (partly as a video and from different countries), a list of digital learning resources for use in sepcial needs education, and materials and online courses (webinars) for [...]

international
Four ISEC conferences could be identified on the net. You can find the links in our detailed abstract (click on [more]: 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015). The respective websites sometimes give fulltexts of the presentations, sometimes only the programm and abstracts. But this provides you with a good overview over topics that were considered important in the field of special education, [...]

Ukraine
Article written by the researchers Sharon A. Raver und Kateryna Kolchenko about the inclusion of school-age children with disabilities in Ukraine. Preprint of the article in: Childhood Education, Volume 83, Issue 6, 2007, Special Issue: International Focus Issue 2007. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Austria
The Österreichische Bundesverband Legasthenie (Federal Austrian Association for Dyslexia, founded 1991) aims to inform the general public about dyslexia. It supports and advises teachers, pedagogues and parents of dyslexic children as well as dyslexic people themselves. It also keeps contact with authorities in order to improve the situation of dyslexic children from the [...]

Austria
The Österreichische Gesellschaft für Sprachheilpädagogik (ÖGS) is a non-profit society that fosters remedial language education in theory and practice in Austria (through research and cooperation for the purpose of specialized exchange, of information and further education). The ÖGS publishes the specialist journal "mitSPRACHE" (The German title is ambiguous and means [...]

Ireland
SCoTENS takes place sinde 2003 and can be seen not only as a conference, but also as a net work doing a lot of research on teacher education and pedagogy. A focus is on special education, citizenship education and Teaching and Learning with Digital Video. Further research topics are: Diversity; Pedagogy of Science, History and Geography; Technology and Maths; Language [...]

Ireland
Educational Research at ESRI deals with a wide range of topics, covering all levels of the Irish educational system. A focus is on the following topics: * School organisation and process >> Project: Primary school outcomes: a European study * Provision for children with special educational needs (SEN) >> Project: Educational Needs of Young People in Care >> Project: The [...]

Ecuador
EducarEcuador is an education portal of the ministry of education. It is a working basis which supports all pedagogic issues of the teaching staff on the level of early education, basic education and secondary education. The portal is a virtual space which allows teachers to participate actively in learning processes and thereby contribute to the qualitative improvement of the [...]

Panama
The homepage of the Statistics and Census Directorate (DEC) offers statistics about education in Panama under the category `Publicaciónes` - `Situación Social`. The statistics include the period from 2002 to 2006 and cover prescolar, primary, secondary as well as higher education, labour education and special education as well as education costs.

Chile
The Association of Parents and Friends of Autistics (ASPAUT) is a private, non-profit corporation, which orientates its actions on the improvement of the quality of life of autistics through education and therapy services as well as on the support of families and involved persons of those who are concerned with autistic spectrum disorder. ASPAUT is the largest association of [...]

Belgium
The website of the "centre for historical pedagogic" at the catholic university of Leuven provides an overview of the research fields and key domains of the pedagogic and psychological sector which are: history of education, education in sociocultural view, school cultur, history of psychological and pedagogical sciences, intercultural identity, methodology, epistemology and [...]

Moldova
The UNESCO International Bureau of Integration in 2007 carried out a workshop on Inclusive Education in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The full text summarizes the results for Moldova. The first part presents the Moldovian discourse on Inclusive Education. The second part presents Inclusive Policies and Strategies, wheras the third part describes corresponding examples and [...]

Sweden
The website offers a concise overview of the Swedish education system with brief information about: pre-school, childcare for schoolchildren, compulsory school, non-compulsory schooling, folk high schools (independent adult education colleges), higher vocational education, universities and university colleges. In addition, there is a presentation of the education system with [...]

Trinidad and Tobago
The website offers general information about the education system, a school directory and special sections for teachers, parents and pupils.

Japan
The "Center for US-Japan Comparative Social Studies" is an internet- based non-profit organisation founded in 2000. It aims to provide the general public with information about education, society and culture in Japan in English and about education, society and culture in the United States in Japanese. The book "Japanese Education in the 21st Century" offers detailed [...]

Rwanda
This is the official site of the Ministry of Education. It provides general information about the education system and the strategic priorities of the government.

Palau
This is the official site of the Ministry of Education, it provides information about the organisational structure of the ministry and school system in Palau.

South Africa, Republic
This site from the South African Consulate General in New York represents in detail South Africa\'s education structures, education policy, language policy, the National Qualifications Framework, Curriculum 2005, education of learners with special needs, present education system, library and information services sectors.

Denmark
Informantion on special needs education in the Danish primary and lower secondary school. A short English description is available here.

United States
The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education. IES brings research, evaluation and statistics of the nation's education system.

Bulgaria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Turkey
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Russian Federation
The website "Education and Disabled" aims to assist in defending the right of disabled persons to education and to change public opinion towards invalidity. From the homepage links lead to projects, measures, proposals and educational institutions in the field of special education in Moscow as well as to publications and news archives.

Iceland
The Education Gateway is am information system for teachers, pupils, and researchers concerned with finding information on the Nordic education system on the net. Although most of the site is in Icelandic only, an English version provides an overview of the objectives and central features (information resources on schools and national curricula, special needs education, and [...]

Austria
The web site is supported by the Ministry of Education, Austria, and provides access to reports and documentations on various aspects of special needs education with a focus on the employment of information technology (computers) in schools. It is linked to the European SNE network.

United States
The ECTA Center supports the national implementation of the early childhood provisions (1-5 years) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This is done by transferring knowledge about early childhood research, practices that work, and policies to assist states and their stakeholders to accomplish goals and plans for systems change.

Australia
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training ( ADCET) is a web based information source that provides information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodations and support services for people with disabilities. Its aim is to encourage equitable, inclusive access to post secondary education and training for people with [...]

Australia
The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) aims to advocate on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services. Its members include parents/caregivers, teachers, therapists, community members, administrators and university lecturers. AASE's website provides information on the association and links to [...]

Malta
The Commission helps to meet the demand for an adequate number of professionals working in different fields related to disability, doing work that is supported by applied, scientific research. For instance, there is a training and research programme named PEKTUR for people with disabilities and their families, other concerned individuals, practitioners, administrators, policy [...]

China
This homepage offers links to levels and areas of the chinese education system. Topics and categories arranged in modular form comprise: Reform and Development; Preschool Education; Primary Education and Secondary Education; Higher Education; Special Education; Vocational Education; Adult Education; Distance Education. Besides, the site provides information regarding other [...]

United Kingdom
The RNIB is the national state organisation for the blind. The web site "Education and Learning" states its objectives concerning the support of vision impaired people in education at home, school, and in the community and increasing the number of students in higher education. It provides information for special interest groups (teachers, students, pupils and parents). [...]

Spain
The services of this Centre are information, documentation and publication in the field of special education. An information centre, a library, an information bulletin and other special publications are provided. The web site presents information about the services and has a search form for a search with costs in the databases of the Centre.

Cyprus
This Wiki presents structured information on 38 education systems in Europe, in this particular case a chart illustrating the organisation of education in Cyprus.

Japan
The Institute is the central research and teaching facility for special education in Japan. It has the following aims: To undertake applied researches in the field of special education to analyse teaching methodology. To provide professional and technical in-service training for teachers of special education. To disseminate research findings and to promote collaborative [...]

Malta
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Chile
This web site provides comprehensive and detailed information about basic education in Chile. Beside the general overview there are separate sites about rural basic education, intercultural and bilingual education and special needs education. Via the box at the right margin one can access new educational programs, curricula and other innovations; the link PME provides a [...]

France
This website of the French Public Administration provides information for the citizen - in this case the handicapped one - who wants to learn about his / her rights and the ways how to push them through. The link list at the left has, among others, links to: financial aid for handicapped persons, handicapped children, vocational training and labour market for the handicapped.

Republic of Korea
The institute strives for integrating handicapped people into society so that every student with disabilities should be treated with respect and dignity as they are. This is done, among others, through research and providing professional development opportunities for special education professionals. The website provides information about purpose and history of the institute, [...]

Ireland
This discussion paper (PDF-file, 56 pages, 1999) is intended to stimulate discussion and debate that will inform the work of the NCCA and assist in the development of curriculum guidelines that will provide access to an appropriate education for all students with general learning disabilities. Section 1 provides a brief historical background, looks at current provision for [...]

Panama
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Argentina
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Chile
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Honduras
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

United States; Canada; international
CEC claims to be the "largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents". A lot of members nevertheless come from the USA and Canada. The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) is a little more international. Unfortunately, several parts of the [...]

South-East Asia; Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Cambodia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) runs 21 spezilised institutes for research, training and transfer. You will find the following institues with an educational focus: * SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) * SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) * SEAMEO Regional Centre for [...]

Australia
ACES incorporates the following institutes and centres: the Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC), the Institute of Early Childhood (IEC) , the School of Education, the Macquarie ICT ( information and communication technologies) Innovations Centre and the Institute for Higher Education Research and Development. The website offers links to the divisions, their [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
BELB is charged under the Northern Ireland Education and Libraries Order to secure the provision of facilities for youth services. On the website there are a database of schools, a course database for schools and databases with information on primary, secondary, special education, nursery, curriculum, youth clubs and events available. Search for libraries in Northern Ireland [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
NICIE was established in 1987 with the aim to co-ordinate efforts to develop integrated education and to assist parent groups in opening new integrated schools. On the site there is information on integrated education in Northern Ireland and a directory of related schools.

Ireland
The purpose of this Bill is to provide a statutory framework within which the education of children and people who have special educational needs because of disabilities can be guaranteed as a right enforceable in law. Fulltext of the Bill together with an explanatory memorandum ( HTML-file, 38 pages).

Finland
The Arla Institute is a vocational training and development centre focused on vocational rehabilitation and training for visually impaired and deafblind people. (Virtual) studies, courses and projects are presented on the website. Articles are available in HTML format. A comprehensive linklist to Finnish Special Education sites.

Sweden
The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools was established 2008 for the purpose of coordinating the government´s support for special needs education. The aim is to ensure that children, young people and adults with disabilities will be able to develop and receive an education based on equality, participation, accessibility and companionship.

Norway
Tambartun is working with visually impaired children, youths and adults in 180 local authority areas in Norway. The aims are to establish services to contribute to the fulfillment of the needs of each individual child in their local school and home environment; to gather and distribute information in the field of visual impairment. The homepage informs about research and [...]

United States
COPSSE, is supported by a cooperative agreement between the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs ( OSEP), and the University of Florida. Fostering research in special education focus is laid on teacher quality in the area of special education. Project overview in a brochure to download. Profile of special education in each state. Access to papers [...]

South Africa, Republic
At the web site of the South African Government Information also the texts of all White Papers of the Government from 1994 to 2002 are listed; those dealing with education matters are: Early childhood development (2001); Special needs education (2001); Further education and training (1998); Higher education (1997); Public service training ( 1997); Education 1 and 2 (1995/96).

Latvia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United States
This is the website of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research which is one of the oldest, largest, and most efficient education research centers in the world. As a part of the University of Wisconsin- Madison's School of Education, WCER provides a productive environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER [...]

Europe; Austria; Belgium; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; England; Scotland; Wales
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education provides national overviews of special needs education in numerous European countries. The information includes the following topics: legal system, financing, identification of special educational needs, special needs education within the education system, teacher training, - basic and specialist teacher training, [...]

Italy
GOLD (Global On Line Documentation) is an national Italian online educational database which aims to provide and disseminate online information resources and documentations produced from and for schools. A consistent structure of the resources make them easy researchable. GOLD is documentating didactical experiences on all levels of education, including special education. [...]

Greece
Under "Population and Social Conditions" EL.STAT offers data on following educational topics: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Post-secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Special Education, Education expenditure, Lifelong learning. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

United States; United States
The database ABLEDATA, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability andRehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education is the Premier Source for Information on Assistive Technology. ABLEDATA is a federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and [...]

Netherlands
This is the home page of a non-violent approach for helping children and adults with special needs. It offers access to the following buttons: gentle teaching international; gentle teaching places; gentle teaching schools; quality of life; quality of life profile; sensory integration; personal teaching plan; placements and courses.

Hungary
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
This website of the Minister of Solidarity and Social Cohesion shows documents, studies, dossiers, statistics, an overview of the publications and official guidelines combined with practical information for specific parts of the society, especially older people, family and childhood, women and their equality and handicapped people.

Egypt; Ethiopia; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Australia; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Botswana; Brazil; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Chile; China; Costa Rica; Denmark; Germany; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Eritrea; Estonia; Finland; France; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Grenada; Greece; Guinea; Guyana; Haiti; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Iran; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Yemen; Jordan; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Kazakhstan; Qatar; Kenya; Colombia; Congo; Congo, Democratic Republic of; Republic of Korea; Croatia; Cuba; Kuwait; Laos; Lesotho; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Madagascar; Maldives; Malawi; Malaysia; Mali; Malta; Morocco; Mauritania; Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic; Mexico; Mongolia; Montenegro; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Netherlands; Niger; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Austria; Pakistan; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Rwanda; Romania; Russian Federation; Zambia; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Switzerland; Senegal; Serbia; Zimbabwe; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sri Lanka; Saint Lucia; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sudan; South Africa, Republic; Suriname; Syria; Swaziland; Tanzania; Thailand; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Chad; Czech Republic; Turkey; Tunisia; Ukraine; Hungary; Uruguay; Uzebekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Vietnam; Central African Republic; Cyprus; international
The International Bureau of Education der UNESCO (IBE) provides country dossiers focussed on education. They provide information on statistics (from the World Data on Education – WDE), national education reports, documents from educational policy, planning and administration, bibliographies (partly with fulltext documents) as well as links to futther resources. [Abstract: [...]

Portugal
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Lithuania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Slovenia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Slovak Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Singapore
This site of the Education Ministry provides overviews of the education system in Singapore concerning the levels which are characterized through the above key words. The homepage also has navigation buttons for programmes, educational institutions, examinations and syllabuses, resources.

Singapore
Complete list of universities and colleges in Singapore as well as research and development institutions and a school for the deaf.

South-East Asia; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Myanmar; Timor-Leste; Vietnam
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was established in November 1965 as a chartered international organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian region. This website provides information on activities of the SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) which administers a variety of programmes on behalf [...]

Costa Rica
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Cuba
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Ecuador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Paraguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Peru
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Uruguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

El Salvador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Spain
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Mexico
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Venezuela
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Bolivia
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Colombia
The site provides information about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial education; compulsory [...]

Israel
The homepage of the Israeli Ministry of Education is mostly in Hebrew. The English version consists of one single page which unfortunately doesn\'t provide a lot of information. Moreover, the links provided here mostly lead to pages in Hebrew. At least the link to "Evaluating foreign academic degrees" leads to an English website. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Poland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Brazil; international
Here you will find a collection of educational websites from Brazil and other countries. It ist subdivided into 38 categories. There are also links to projects, which have keywords and provide a contact-mail. Focal points are evaluation and education statistics.

Brazil
The homepage of the Ministry of Education in Brazil leads to the organizational structure of educational administration, to actions and programmes and to research. There are also navigation facilities to different areas of education (higher education, postgraduate studies, vocational training, distance education, special education, school education, elementary education, youth [...]

United Kingdom
"As a professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties, it is for all those concerned with the teaching and support of pupils with SpLD: dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADD, and Aspergers syndrome". The website offers events and publications.

United Kingdom
NAHT provides support to head teachers and speaks on educational issues covering primary, secondary and special school sectors.

Estonia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Romania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Austria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Iceland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Liechtenstein
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Czech Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Greece
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Netherlands
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United Kingdom
"With over seventy branches across the country The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs". The site offers a book list with order service, papers of the organisation as full texts and a database on [...]

Ireland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Luxemburg
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Europe
The main objective of the agency is to work towards the creation of a coherent and permanent framework for extended European co- operation in the field of special needs education. Its main tasks are to collect, process and distribute information about new and innovative measures in the field of special needs education as well as to initiate research and distribute research [...]

international
The Enabling Education Network (EENET) has been set up to establish an information-sharing network aimed at supporting and promoting the inclusion of marginalised groups in education world wide.- This homepage offers various links to reports, case studies, training materials, publications bibliographies on topics regarding handicapped children, teacher education and family [...]

United Kingdom
IPSEA advises and supports parents in case of problems with authorities concerning questions of special educational needs.

United Kingdom
"ALLFIE is an organisation of disabled people, parents and disabled children and their allies, campaigning for an to compulsary segregation in the education system". The site offers addresses, literature and an electronic journal.

Wales; United Kingdom
The site of the department for education of the Welsh Government contains information on education policy concerning all areas of education.

United Kingdom
"CSIE is an independent organisation working towards the inclusion of all children with disabilities or learning difficulties in mainstream schools , as well as lobbying and networking. The website on inclusive education contains links, publications, legal information

France
This site has been prepared for people interested in social work and "for all persons concerned with special education"; it contains a wealth of information. Beside an employment market for relevant jobs, discussion lists, and full texts about the formation of social workers, the site mainly consists of a collection of links (with short descriptions) arranged under the [...]

Singapore
The homepage of the Education Ministry is structured in six sections, the links of which lead to full texts about: 1) The Ministry and its missions, 2) the educational system (educational objectives and all levels of education), 3) programs, among others gifted education, career guidance, 4) educational institutions ( schools, statistics), information about schools (including [...]

Norway
News, general information and documents relating to education and research are provided by the Norwegian Government and its ministries.

United States
Comprehensive und well structured information gateway for many topics including nearly all aspects of education.

Switzerland
Special education deals with particular educational situations of children, adolescents and adults, who experience long-term difficulties in their development education and formation. The Departement and the affiliated Institute of Special Education meet the challenge of these issues in practice, research and theory.

Canada
SET-BC - Special Education Technology-British Columbia is a provincial Resource program of the BC Ministry of Education established to assist school districts to educate students with disabilities.The Provincial Resource Team, located at the Provincial Centre are responsible for administrative and support services for the provincial program. These services are structured [...]

Canada
The Ministry has the following responsibilities: Develops curriculum and sets standards. Evaluates curriculum and assesses outcomes. Teacher development and certification. Supports special needs students. Funds and supports school boards. Aboriginal and francophone education. Oversees basic education policy and regulations.

United Kingdom; international
The site informs about Blackwell's currently available books and journals in education. The bibliographical data and contents of the publications are given and the journals are available online. There are search facilities, a document delivery service and a list of societies for whom Blackwell provides publication services.

Norway
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Sweden
This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. These descriptions may be regarded as an important support to all those wishing to obtain complete and succinct information on one or more national education system(s).

Finland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Portugal
The first button of the navigation bar "Topicos Gerais" provides (as many other sites of Education Ministries) extensive overviews about all parts of the Portuguese education system, politics, statistics, laws etc. The other buttons lead to the departments of the Ministry and their activities and services; a school-year calendar is also shown.

Italy
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Germany
The German Education Server (eduserver) is an information portal maintained by the federal authorities and the sixteen federal states in the Federal Republic of Germany. The eduserver provides access to information on the education system of the Federal Republic of Germany. The eduserver makes the high-quality information available through a system of databases. The range of [...]

Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Switzerland; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Croatia; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Wales; England; Europe; Austria
Eurydice (formerly Eurypedia and Eurybase) is "a network of 42 national units based in all 38 countries of the Erasmus+ programme. [Its] task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work. Eurydice publishes descriptions of national education systems, comparative reports devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics, as well as news [...]

Denmark
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
Canopé, formerly "Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique (CNDP)", is the national French information and documentation network for teachers to help them with their daily classroom practice. The website provides mainly (official) texts about various practical issues in the 3 school levels, information about teaching aids and material, products and catalogues of [...]

United States
This homepage provides access to many useful databases in the fields of handicap, special needs and rehabilitation: The reference database REHABDATA, and databases about support and research projects, resources, internet addresses and much more.

United States
Formerly known as the "National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)" and belonging to the U.S. Department of Education, NIDILRR now has a slightly changed name and belongs to the Department of Health and Human Services. The institute supports and analyses the situtation and rights of persons with disabilities. The website provides information on funding [...]

United States
The Office of Special Education and and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Education, offers a an overview on support programmes that assist in educating children with special needs, in the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. The website also provides a [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
The Department of Education is responsible for the central administration of all aspects of education and related services in Northern Ireland - excepting the higher and further education sector, responsibility for which is within the remit of the Department for Employment and Learning. The Departments main areas of responsibility are in pre-school, primary, post-primary and [...]

United Kingdom
The site offers a database of current TV programmes of Channel 4 for pupils, online resources to the programmes for teachers to download, an interactive science section, a forum for discussion, educational CD- ROMs and materials for the deaf and hearing impaired.

United Kingdom; Scotland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Spain
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United Kingdom
"The Institute is the largest institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of education and related areas...The Institute of Education' s mission is to pursue excellence in education by engaging in: research and scholarship of national and international significance, which builds on the Institute's strong research base; high quality, innovative postgraduate and [...]

United States
The Department of Education provides overall information on the national educational system with many links to governmental or supported institutions which work in the different applied or research fields.

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