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ERIC Number: ED204877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Special Education in Cyprus.
Benevento, Joan A.
A consultant mission was established to study the present situation of special education in Cyprus, advise the Cyprus government on the development of educational facilities for handicapped children in the country, and advise the government of the training of teachers of the handicapped and on educational equipment for special education. Information was compiled in the following areas: blind and deaf, physically handicapped, severely handicapped, mentally retarded, maladjusted, older handicapped, legislation, medical services, psychological services, voluntary organizations, and parents. Conclusions and recommendations focused on such topics as the preparation of special education teachers, mainstreaming, buildings, classrooms, and equipment. Among suggestions offered were that each district committee establish an interdisciplinary assessment team, that visiting nurses and social workers carry out a systematic child find survey, that thought should be given to changing the teacher/pupil ratio, and that combined educational/vocational programs be established on the secondary school level. Attention was also given to boarding houses, ancillary service needs, residential settings for the severely handicapped, advisory boards for parents, roles of parents of the handicapped, and research projects. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cyprus
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session F-3).