The Role of Children's Books in Integrating Handicapped Children into Everyday Life by Tordis Ørjasaeter
The Role of Children's Books in Integrating Handicapped Children into Everyday Life by Tordis Ørjasaeter

The Role of Children's Books in Integrating Handicapped Children into Everyday Life

by Tordis Ørjasaeter
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As the International Year of the Child, 1979, provided Unesco with the occasion to focus on the importance of children's books in the life of the child, so it is hoped that the International Year for Disabled Persons, 1981, will enable Unesco to call attention to the crucial role that books can play in integrating handicapped children into the everyday life of the world around them.
The present paper is intended to make all those involved in children's books -- publishers, authors, illustrators, librarians -- aware of the need to produce more and better books for and about handicapped children so as to overcome some of the barriers of isolation and loneliness that so often separate them fron their peers and condemn then to marginal lives outside the mainstream of society.
The author, Professor Tordis Ørjasaeter, is a member of the faculty of the Norwegian Postgraduate Teacher-Training Center of Special Education. Her remarks constitute an informed guide as to how and what to publish for this special audience and an eloquent plea that the International Year for Disabled Persons serve as a springboard for long-range programmes and commitments to meet the book needs of handicapped children throughout the world.
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Language

English

Publication Date

1981

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

46

ISBN

ISBN-13