Educating the Other: A Journey in Cyprus Time and Space

  • Helen Phtiaka
Part of the Inclusive Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives book series (INED, volume 4)


In the last 25 years, against a background of the immense social, economic and educational consequences of the Turkish invasion of 1974, the face of Special Education in Cyprus has drastically altered. We have had enormous changes in philosophy, legislation, terminology, policy and practice relating to special education. We have also witnessed important developments in Cypriot teacher education. There have also been major changes in the administrative structure of the Ministry of Education and Culture as far as Education in general and Special Education in particular are concerned. Yet, the mode of thinking in the area of special education has remained unaltered for 75 years – it is that of charity.


Special Education Special School Inclusive Education Mainstream School Teacher Training College 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Phtiaka
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  1. 1.University of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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