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ERIC Number: ED312796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The International Dimensions of the Council for Exceptional Children: A Proposal for Future Directions.
Juul, Kristen D.
The paper offers a historical perspective on international special education, describes activities of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in the international arena, and suggests future directions. Briefly noted are the history of special education and the rise of such international groups as Rehabilitation International, the International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicap, the International Association of Workers for Troubled Children and Youth, the European Association for Special Education, and the International Association of Special Education. Activities of CEC in furthering international special education are recounted and include the prominent role of Canada, leadership for a U.S. mission to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1972, the First World Congress on Future Special Education held in Scotland in 1978, and establishment of an International Relations Committee. Five goals and objectives are proposed for the organization's future. They are: (1) establish a clear policy about CEC's commitment to international special education; (2) work towards the formation of a worldwide organization or council of organizations dedicated to special education; (3) promote the dissemination of special education information worldwide; (4) establish a network of programs and contacts that permit educators to gain relevant experience abroad; and (5) promote international research in special education. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A