Author(s)

Sarah SearleFollow

Publication Date

Fall 11-21-2017

School

School of Education

Major

Education: Elementary/Middle; Education: Special Education

Keywords

special education, United States, Jamaica, special services, equal opportunity

Disciplines

Elementary Education | Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to define, compare and contrast special education services in the United States and Jamaica. Both the United States and Jamaica seeks to provide special education services and resources to students with disabilities. However, protective laws, training, and special services provided for citizens with disabilities range drastically between the countries. This thesis will define disabilities prevalent in the classroom and the services offered for the protection and provision of equal opportunity to all students. Recent laws and requirements for public schools have influenced the trajectory of special education in both countries. As this thesis progresses, the stride toward equal educational opportunities for all people in the United States and Jamaica will be evident.

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