ERIC Number: ED416611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Comprehensive Approach to Special Education in Anguilla. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 20.
This report describes special education in Anguilla (British West Indies) and in particular the work of one volunteer special needs teacher with the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) British charity. Introductory material describes the island's demography and reviews major facts of the island's primary and secondary education system. The work of the VSO teacher is then detailed for four areas: (1) working with mainstream teachers on remediation and prevention of reading failure; (2) developing a draft policy proposal for development of special education; (3) working directly with deaf pupils and assessing hearing; and (4) working with a blind pupil plus vision assessment. Results of working in each of these areas are discussed and specific recommendations are offered. General recommendations are also given concerning the special education system and structures currently in place and their effectiveness. Major recommendations include establishing a Coordinator for Special Education and appointment of an educational psychologist (who might also serve as the Special Education Coordinator), and emphasizing reading improvement to counter the very high percentage of students underachieving in this area. Appendices include lists of available instructional materials, sample forms, outlines of referral processes, and a draft policy proposal. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Deafness, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Volunteers
VSO Resource Centre, 317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW 15 2PN, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).
Identifiers - Location: Anguilla