ERIC Number: ED377596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Educating the Special Child in the Caribbean and Central America.
Harris-Stowe State Coll., St. Louis, MO. Teacher Education Dept.
This paper represents the perspectives of 25 special education teacher scholarship students from 13 Caribbean and Central American countries (Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nevis, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Grenada, and Antigua) on the status of special education in their countries in the areas of funding, legislation, identification, and programming. Specific sections of the report address the following aspects of special education in this geographical area: disability prevalence, legislation, funding, identification and placement, programs, teacher training, services, other factors affecting special education in the Caribbean and Central America, public awareness, attitudes, government barriers, poverty, and new directions for the 21st century. Appendices include a listing of general areas of concern about special education in the Caribbean and Central America, and specific information about St. Christopher and Nevis, Barbados, Belize, and Jamaica. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Incidence, Latin Americans, Special Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harris-Stowe State Coll., St. Louis, MO. Teacher Education Dept.