ERIC Number: ED327014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Educating the Disabled: Report of a Regional Planning Seminar and Workshop on Special Education (Coimbatore, India, August 12-24, 1985).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The document reports on a regional (Asia and the Pacific) seminar and workshop held in August 1985, addressing the education of disabled persons. Nations represented included India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The seminar considered planning measures in support of implementing education services to the disabled and exchanging experiences, problems, and solutions concerning program implementation. The workshop attempted to develop criteria for the structure and material selection of a handbook on training teachers for the mainstreaming of visually disabled students and to develop prototype components of the handbook. After an introductory chapter, chapters address: the planning of educational services; planning for implementation--educational services for the visually disabled; development of an exemplar guide book structure for training teachers of the visually disabled; and seminar and workshop recommendations and suggestions. Recommendations include 14 addressed to member countries (e.g., formulation of definite policies to effect mass educational services to the disabled) and 8 recommendations addressed to international agencies. Appendixes include the agenda, a list of participants, the inaugural address of the seminar, and the inaugural address of the workshop. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: Asia; UNESCO