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Multiculturalism and Students with Visual Impairments in New South Wales, Australia

Multiculturalism and Students with Visual Impairments in New South Wales, Australia
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, Vol. 99, No. 6 (June 2005).

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This study found that a large number of students with visual impairments in public and private schools in New South Wales come from culturally diverse backgrounds, that teacher training does not incorporate multicultural perspectives, and that instructors and itinerant vision teachers lack knowledge and skills to teach from a multicultural perspective. Recommendations are provided to guide the inclusion of multicultural perspectives in teacher preparation programs and teachers' practices.
 

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