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ERIC Number: ED215450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Fourth World: A Challenge for Today and Tomorrow.
Martin, Edwin W.
The author reviews the history of international concerns regarding disabled persons, and suggests that a prime reason for society's discrimination and rejection of the disabled is fear. He describes the emphasis in the United States on rights and independence of disabled people and asserts that each country must build upon its own traditions, values, and philosophies to provide awareness information to its citizens. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Keynote address, Commission III: Implications for National Action, presented at the UNESCO World Conference of Actions and Strategies for Education, Prevention and Integration (Malaga, Spain, November 2-7, 1981).