Disability - Education in Malaysia for Children with Special Needs Progress, Critical Gaps, Efforts Under Way and Policy
Education services for children with disabilities have slowly improved in Malaysia, evolving from services for children with physical disabilities to encompass those with learning disabilities. It has moved from being civil society organisation (CSO)-led to greater involvement and service provision by Government. In Malaysia, we have seen the growth of policies and services to all States. However, implementation is still an issue, especially of inclusive education. This paper outlines the growth of services, the policies in place and the challenges facing inclusive education for children with disabilities in Malaysia. It offers suggestions on how the process can be hastened and improved.
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