Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Laos (Laos)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of Laos

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Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

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Note: Flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. This is sometimes obvious by what country the link is for or the fact that the title is in English. If I feel it may be ambiguous, I have tried to clarify by using a flag. This is done so that people can read sites in the language of their choice.

Clark, R. Services for deaf children in Cambodia and Laos. A report summarising provision for deaf children in Cambodia and Laos. The result of a visit by Woodford Foundation in May 2005.

Disability KAR. Including deaf children in education.

EENET. (1997, October 17). Towards Inclusion: SCF UK's Experience in Integrated Education. Case Study - SCF Laos Integrated Education Incountry Experience 1992-1995. The major focus of the primary education project was to develop a one year pre-service teacher training course for students who had had eleven years of formal education. It was decided to develop a course that would be as practical as possible, concentrating on teaching skills and methodologies that related to the different stages of a child's development. Emphasis was placed on what was happening in the classroom, how children were or were not learning, and whether the teaching methodologies being used were effective. Learning to see what was happening in the classroom was seen as being the key to improving practice and to the development of the training programme.

Laos Sign Language: A language of Laos.

Miles, S. (2001, May 31). Enabling Inclusive Education: Challenges and Dilemmas. I will argue in this paper that: unless diversity is welcomed, and relationships are consciously nurtured, there will be little change in the educational experience of disabled and other marginalised children. Of course, policy and legislative change is desirable, specialist skills can be useful and a greater financial investment in schools would be excellent, but good working relationships are critical.

Mittler, P. International experience in including children with disabilities in ordinary schools. This paper was originally prepared for a meeting organised by UNICEF to stimulate discussion on the possibilities of inclusion in Tunisia. It was written in response to a request to provide examples of countries where inclusive policies were being implemented. Most of the examples refer to countries in the Middle East or North Africa or to other French or Arabic speaking countries.