Special Education In Turkey Case Study

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Historical Development of Special Education and Legislations which are about special education in Turkey Turkey is a peninsula which is located in two different continents that are southwestern Asia and southeastern Europe. Because of its location it has a wide range of neighbors from different parts of the world like Greece and Iran. Besides its location, due to some historical events its population includes different nations like Arabs, Caucasians, Kurds, Armenians, Jews and Greeks but main population is constituted by Turks. Turkey population is predicted at 75.8 million, currently and this population includes people with disabilities proportion in the whole population is 12.29 %. (Fırat, 2010) Education for people with disabilities in Turkey has historical roots that reach up to Ottoman Empire. In the Ottoman Empire there was a higher education school for gifted children which was called “Enderun mektebleri”. In this school, children were educated to work in the important places, especially in the Ottoman palace and in the some important governmental positions. This school is accepted as the first structured example of special education in the world. Beside this school in 1889 a special school for the students with visual impairment and students with hearing impairment was opened.…show more content…
For instance there is an intervention which is called “support classes”. In these classes children who educated inclusively in the mainstream classes have a chance to improve their academic skills besides their normal lectures. In addition, there are some private institutions- which also include academicians from some universities-and they also support inclusive education by giving conferences or lectures about inclusion system and right to educate in inclusive education to inform parents who have children with disability and parents who have “normal” children. (Batu,

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