ERIC Number: ED210856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers at a School for the Handicapped in Quezaltenango, Guatemala.
A 5 day course was developed to train teachers at the Instituto Neurologico (Guatemala), a day school for about 50 children (aged 3 to 16) considered to be learning handicapped and educationally or trainably retarded. The course addressed five topics (one each day): special education, class routines and schedules, classroom management, evaluating and establishing goals, and materials for instruction. Observations of Guatemalan classrooms revealed that Guatemalan children have little experience with manipulative materials, are accustomed to very structured classrooms, and are likely to be below expected levels of gross motor functioning. Such observations should be considered when dealing with the Guatemalan child in the United States. (More than half the document consists of a checklist for assessing student's language, visual motor skills, gross motor abilities, math abilities, reading abilities, and basic concept abilities.) (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February 18-20, 1981, Session T-25).