ERIC Number: ED112538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-29
Expert Meeting on Education of the Deaf: Paris, 30 September--4 October 1974. Report of the Meeting.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Summarized are the papers given by 13 experts in education of the deaf from 12 countries who attended a conference sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which focused on curricula, teaching methods, adaption to the community, and problems of the hearing impaired. Topics discussed included curricula for handicapped children in developing countries, curriculum and methods for teaching the deaf in specific countries such as Nigeria and Argentina, training of teachers for the deaf, language development and communication of the deaf, detection of deaf children and guidance of their parents, and integration of the deaf into school and society. Among recommendations by the conference listed are that a continuum of educational programs be offered for hearing impaired children ranging from total custodial care to complete integration and that longitudinal research to conducted into individual integration experiments, that the importance of early diagnosis and treatment be publicized by means of the mass media, and that UNESCO stimulate international and regional cooperation to improve educational services to the hearing impaired. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Proceedings of Expert Meeting on Education of the Deaf (Paris, France, 30 September-4 October 1974)