ERIC Number: ED422679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
International Consultation on Early Childhood Education and Special Educational Needs.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Basic Education Div.
This document reports on a 1997 international conference on early childhood education and special educational needs which examined policy, program development, and service provision. The conference's guiding principle was inclusion of young children with special needs in the context of needed services in both industrialized and developing countries. The summary of proceedings identifies issues addressed in the conference including obstacles to providing appropriate services, the role of policy, cooperation/collaboration among various private and public sectors, partnerships between specialists/professionals and parents, the role of assessment, and characteristics of good programs. Recommendations are provided which address international and national organizations concerning the following areas: international instruments; policy; cooperation, collaboration, and partnership; partnership and families; transitions; program planning and implementation (service provision); training; institutions for children; assessment; sustainability; communication (information dissemination); and funding (donor support). Appended are a list of participants and the conference agenda. (DB)
Descriptors: Conferences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Needs Assessment, Special Education, Special Needs Students
UNESCO, Special Needs Education, Division of Basic Education, 7 Place Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP France; telephone: 33-1-45 68 11 37; fax: 33-1-45 68 56 27/8; World Wide Web: http://www.education.unesco.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Basic Education Div.
Note: International Consultation on Early childhood Education and Special Education Needs (Paris, France, September 1-4, 1997).