Special education today in Israel

Hagit Ari-Am*, Thomas P. Gumpel

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This chapter describes the current state of special education in Israel as well as what the future holds with possible solutions to improve services for individuals with disabilities. Israel is a very complex society and, as such, the educational system is very complex as well. The development of the special education system in Israel will be described as well as the current policies. In addition, different service delivery models will be explained. Inclusionary practices in Israel will be discussed as well as the prevalence and incidence rates of different disabilities in Israel and how they have changed over time. Finally, different strategies and models for implementation of services will be described and the importance of teacher training to meet student needs will be highlighted.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)473-504
Number of pages32
JournalAdvances in Special Education
StatePublished - 2014

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