From special to inclusive education in Macau (SAR)

Christine Irene FORLIN

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The education for learners with special education needs (SEN) in Macau (SAR), China, has gradually transitioned over the past 30 years from a completely segregated approach to a more inclusive one. Following a review of the development of special education and the transition towards inclusion in Macau, consideration is given to the enactment of inclusive education in mainstream schools. Interviews with the leaders in a primary and secondary mainstream government school in Macau outline the ways in which learners with SEN are included in mainstream schools. The discussion focuses on a range of issues regarding the inclusion movement in Macau, including management, schooling and the inclusive model that is applied. Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-443
JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


Forlin, C. (2011). From special to inclusive education in Macau (SAR). International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(4), 433-443.


  • Inclusive education
  • Special education
  • Education policy
  • Disability


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