ERIC Number: ED406796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Training Students from the Caribbean and Central America as Special Education Teachers.
Schultze, Betty R.; Dice, Marvin L.
This paper describes the results of a two-year program to train 25 students from countries in Central America and the Caribbean in the area of special education. The program was administered by Georgetown University's Center for Intercultural Development (Washington, D.C.) and funded by the United States Agency of International Development. Specific information about disabilities and the lack of special education in the Caribbean and Central American countries is provided; the need for special education teachers is also discussed. The purposes of the program, student recruitment and selection, and the program's administrative structure are also reviewed. The need for students to become change agents in their countries and communities is noted. The paper also describes the training the students received and the activities that were provided for the students to help them experience the United States. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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