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ERIC Number: ED228803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Potential for Expatriate Involvement with Handicapped Children in the N.W.F.P. of Pakistan.
Miles, M.
The North West Frontier Province of Pakistan plans to improve services and facilities for handicapped children and is encouraging expatriates to bring their skills to Pakistan. Staff of current institutions are either untrained or have received short courses of training within Pakistan. There are currently about five expatriates working in the special education and rehabilitation field with the Church of Pakistan. About five other expatriates who have training and experience in special education or rehabilitation are working in other fields. The expatriates who are involved in the field are attempting to provide on the job training to nationals. The most likely situations in which skilled expatriates could be be helpful are: (1) working at day centers for the blind, deaf, or mentally retarded, which give special education or vocational training; (2) serving at the polio/cerebral palsy clinic; (3) providing inservice training to teachers in normal schools, on remedial teaching, and on integrating mildly handicapped children into normal classes; and (4) being involved with community rehabilitation schemes. Problems that are likely to be encountered by expatriates are cultural and language differences and the restrictions imposed on women by the system of sexual apartheid. The absence of facilities and consultants is also a problem, along with the need to change attitudes about the handicapped (e.g., to show concern for the handicapped without making them over-dependent). (SEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan