Special Education Today in Bangladesh

Special Education International Perspectives: Practices Across the Globe

ISBN: 978-1-78441-096-4

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 16 September 2014


This chapter provides a comprehensive description of special education in Bangladesh. It begins with the early origins of special education and then proceeds with definitions of and prevalence of current disabilities in Bangladesh. This section is followed by governmental policies and legislation related to the right to education for all students with disabilities. Next, educational intervention methods are delineated along with a description of governmental special schools and teacher training and preparation of special educational professions. Early intervention practices and working with families is also discussed. The chapter ends with the progress that Bangladesh has made and the challenges that remain.


Malak, M.S. (2014), "Special Education Today in Bangladesh", Special Education International Perspectives: Practices Across the Globe (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 28), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 583-620. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320140000028026

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