Authors: Noboru Sakai.

Article: A Comparative Study on Educational Support for Students with Learning Disabilities between Japan and the U.S..

Publication: The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 6-12 2017

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Learning disabilities (LD) are one of the essential issues in education, and also a very difficult challenge to
overcome it in practice. This study compares to Japan and the U.S. as an example case of a country where LD
support is still early stage and relatively advanced respectively, with the supports based on three different level of organizations: schools, communities, and nationwide. Supports for LD students may be in a challenging stage, but educational support based on their educational culture will result a meaningful outcomes for their future support systems.

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