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  • Costa Rica is progressive in the area of special education. Special education services were formally established in 1939 when the Fernando Centeno Gell school for children with mental retardation was created near the capital city of San Jos (Asesora General de Educacin Especial, 1992). Public special education services were first ensured through the Fundamental Law of Education of 1957, which declared that students had the right to a special education, if so needed, the right to special didactic techniques and materials, and that parents had the right to information on how to care for their child.

author list (cited authors)

  • Stough, L. M.

complete list of authors

  • Stough, Laura M

publication date

  • September 2018