Special Education in 1994: Practice in Search of a Policy

  • Lex Mcdonald


For special education in New Zealand, 1994 was a year in limbo as educators, parents and students awaited the Government’s policy statement and intentions. The issues of funding and contestability of service remained central to the proposed reorganisation with considerable apprehension expressed at the direction of change. It was indicated that teachers were needing and seeking professional development in the area of special education and a number of exemplary inservice training programmes were being offered. Many special educators believe that additional training and assistance should be provided to deal with the problem of our disaffected youth but Government policy has precluded adequate interventions in this area. Research studies and projects in 1994 reflected the wide nature of the ongoing issues and concerns in special education.


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Lex Mcdonald
How to Cite
MCDONALD, Lex. Special Education in 1994: Practice in Search of a Policy. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 4, dec. 1994. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1094>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i4.1094.


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