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The development of modern education in Negara Brunei Darussalam with special reference to provision for the disabled

Saman, Haji Abdullah Bin Haji (1990) The development of modern education in Negara Brunei Darussalam with special reference to provision for the disabled. Masters thesis, Durham University.



This thesis is a study of the provision for the handicapped in Brunei Darussalam set in the context of the general evolution of education in the country since schooling was first introduced on a formal basis about eighty years ago. The first chapter describes the salient geographical, economic, demographic and cultural characteristics of the country. Chapter 2 presents an outline of the development of education together with an account of its current structure and organisation. Chapters 3 and 4 are detailed analyses of the 1972 and 1985 education policies respectively. These policies are important because they continue to provide the ideological basis for the system. The reasons for the changes in emphasis between the two policies are discussed. Chapter 5 sets out the ways in which the handicapped are currently defined and identified in Brunei. Chapter 6 is a consideration of the roles of the various agencies currently involved with the handicapped and the relationships among them. Chapter 7 describes the present provisions for the handicapped and offers suggestions for how to these could be modified to make them both more effective and more comprehensive. Chapter 8 consists of recommendations for the additional services which are required if all the handicapped in the country are to receive fully adequate care, support and training. It is stressed chat the concept of the Welfare State should be embodied in legislation which should both implement mandatory services and clearly define the responsibilities of the various agencies involved. The crucial element in provision for the handicapped is appropriate education and training but for a fully integrated service, the co-operation of other government departments must be ensured. The emphasis throughout the study is essentially practical; that is, what can realistically be done given the present development, resources and attitudes of Brunei Darussalam.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1990
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Dec 2012 12:15

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