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The study of school-in-hospital for children with medical needs in Malaysia

Mat So’od , Noor Fatehah and Abdullah, Fadzidah (2012) The study of school-in-hospital for children with medical needs in Malaysia. In: 2012 International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment (ICITSBE 2012), 16-17 April 2012, UiTM Perak, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The concept of providing special education services to the children with medical needs is relatively a new in Malaysia. During children’s recovering process in any medical centre, their education should not be overlooked as the hospitalized children and young people still need learning activities to maintain a sense of normality in the hospital environment. This study aims to investigate measure of preventing hospitalized children from lagging behind in their studies while undergoing long treatment in hospitals. This issue must be addressed while the children are under treatments, as it influences the children’s academic future. Nevertheless, this study focuses on examining spatial requirements of schools available in hospitals, specifically in Malaysia. The study finds that the educational place for the children should be provided based on their age ranges which are preschool, primary school, and secondary school, to meet the children’s needs of continuous education. Overall, this paper intends to highlight the needs of educational place and spatial requirements for future improvement to the existing schools in hospitals, for the education of children with medical needs, in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Special education, Children, Spatial Requirement, Hospital and School.
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2012 20:47
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 08:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22726

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