ERIC Number: ED224183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report on the 1980 Conference of the European Association for Special Education in Helsinki.
Juul, Kristen D.
The paper reports on the Third International Conference of The European Association for Special Education held in Helsinki, Finland in 1980 to promote educational services for handicapped children and youth. Representatives from 29 countries in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America attended. The theme of the conference was "Communication and Handicap" and almost 50 papers dealt with language and communications problems. Other papers addressed psychiatric disorders, mental retardation, sensory and motor disturbances, immigration and ethnic minorities, integration, vocational education, methods of instruction, and teacher training. Several presentations addressed the Bergen project, a cooperative international longitudinal study of learning disabled children in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Also presented was a report of a statistical study of variables dealing with social adjustment conducted by J. Personen from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. An information section at the conference offered reports, brochures, and posters about the education of immigrant children in Sweden. Other events included participation of several high international dignitaries, two sessions of the General Assembly in which member nations reported on the states of special education in their countries, and a special workshop on the exchange of information in special education. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: European Association for Special Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981).