ERIC Number: ED211469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
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The International Symposium on the Further Education of Special School Teachers (Prague, October 1977).
A symposium on the problems of educating teachers of handicapped youth was organized by the European Information Centre for Further Education of Teachers (Prague, Czechoslovakia) in 1977. The Czechoslovak position on special education teachers was given in the symposium's main paper. Co-authors Frantisek Kabele and Ludvik Edelsberger described the three stages of a new plan for teacher education, consisting of adaptation, innovation, and specialization. A paper by W. Lund, of the European Association of Special Education (EASE), discussed the future of special education in western European countries and suggested that special schools should eventually be abolished in favor of gradual integration of handicapped children with their nonhandicapped peers. He also noted the resolutions adopted by EASE in 1976 on the requirements and needs of the handicapped and their teachers. Other papers dealt with such topics as United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization activities for special education teachers and training methods and problems experienced by participants. At the end of the symposium, a final resolution was prepared in which the responsibility of society for the education of handicapped youth and the need for international cooperation in this area was stressed. (FG)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Mainstreaming, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
Not available separately; see SP 019 242.
Publication Type: Translations; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Translated into English by L. Kollmannova and D. Slaba.