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Title:The role of special education and rehabilitation in post-war resettlement and reconstruction: the case of Liberia
Author:Malakpa, Sakui W.G.ISNI
Year:1994
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Volume:19
Issue:1
Pages:1-11
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:physically disabled
special education
Abstract:Within the last three decades, the number of wars and other forms of political violence have increased precipitously in Africa. Because of their cataclysmic effects, these wars are generally followed by massive reconstruction campaigns. Regrettably, such campaigns do not heavily emphasize special education and rehabilitation services although wars leave thousands of people with physical, psychological, emotional and mental disabilities. As this neglect breeds many negative consequences, it is recommended that following the devastating civil war in Liberia, which has been going on since December 1989, plans and policies for reconstruction and resettlement give more than token attention to special education and rehabilitation services. Such a provision will be crucial for the personal needs of the individuals involved as well as for both socioeconomic development and the African tradition. Bibliogr.
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