ERIC Number: ED171069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Teacher Training in the United States Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
Welle, Kangichy R.
The author considers the importance of deep-seated cultural, economic, political, and geographical differences that characterize special education teacher training in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands commonly referred to as Micronesia. A brief history and geography of the area is reviewed. The training program of the Trust Territory Department of Educations Special Education component is described. Noted among characteristics of the program are strong emphases on mainstreaming, development and dissemination of materials and/or procedures for identifying and remediating children's learning problems, and an approach which stresses the specific functioning of the student rather than the specific handicapping conditions. (SBH)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session F-13)