Monday, October 5, 2009

Introduction of Special Education

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Special education is a lesson which specially created so to fulfill the needs of those students with special needs. This education is planned individually, carried out systematically and carefully evaluated so to help the students to achieve a higher level of independence and satisfaction in their live.

Special education in Malaysia is now under the responsibility of five Ministries which are the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Woman, Family and Community Development, Ministry of education, Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Human Resources.

Policy regarding special education in Malaysia was initially stated in Akta Pembelajaran 1961 which later on being revised and replaced by the Akta Pendidikan 1996. For implementation wise, the Ministry of Education holds the (Special Education) Rules 1997.

Based on the Akta Pendidikan 1996 - The Special Education Rules (1997), 'students with special needs' refer to students who are:

a) visually impaired, or

b) hearing impaired, or

c) learning disabilities