ERIC Number: ED312824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
UNESCO Consultation on Special Education (Paris, May 2-6, 1988). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
A meeting of 26 specialists and representatives of international governmental and non-governmental organizations and funding agencies was convened to propose actions that UNESCO could undertake in special education during the period covered by the Third Medium Term Plan (1990-1995). The following four priority areas were identified by the participants as warranting special attention: (1) information; (2) planning, organization and management of special education; (3) training of personnel; and (4) mobilization of resources. The planning, organization, and management area was identified as the core area of focus to be reinforced by supportive action in the other areas. The conference also urged that UNESCO strengthen its presence at the regional level by means of shared expertise and operational activities. The report presents a summary of the discussions and suggestions. The suggestions are divided into those for UNESCO's future action and those for member states. The summary covers the conceptual framework and general principles of the meeting, outcome of background documents, and main issues discussed. Appendixes include a list of participants and a list of documents. (DB)
Descriptors: Administration, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, International Education, International Organizations, International Programs, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Special Education, Teacher Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Special Education Programme, 7 Place Fontenoy, Paris, France 75700.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).