Preparing teachers to meet the challenges of inclusive education in Negara Brunei Darussalam

Tait, Kathleen and Mundia, Lawrence (2012) Preparing teachers to meet the challenges of inclusive education in Negara Brunei Darussalam. In: Future directions for inclusive teacher education: an international perspective. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom, pp. 61-70. ISBN 978-0-415-51900-7


In recent years the Brunei Ministry of Education (MoE), along with other interested parties, has taken various steps to develop a system that is more receptive to the educational needs of all students. As with any education system, change comes slowly when it requires a reform to previous systemic principles, standards, and practices. Consequently, Brunei is only beginning to pave the road to inclusive education.
This chapter highlights the special education policies which are embedded within the framework of the inclusive education system, and documents the provision and delivery of special education programs and services to students with SEN in Brunei. It also provides a summary of the developments in special education teacher training since the inception of the MoE Special Education Policy Guidelines of 1997, and makes an attempt to point the way forward in the growth of inclusive education in this country.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 Chris Forlin. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 20:54
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 06:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Negara Brunei Darussalam; remote community; preliminary inclusive; educational initiatives; limited resources; Islamic faith
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9780203113585

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