ERIC Number: ED435018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Making Education Accessible and Available to All Persons with Disabilities. Adult Learning and Groups with Special Needs. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet examines adult education needs and opportunities for persons with disabilities. It reports on the following: the changing perceptions and definitions of disability in both developed and developing nations, the rights of disabled persons, the need for educational policies for adults with disabilities, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. The booklet concludes that educational opportunities for people with disabilities can be promoted only by making all forms of learning and training accessible to them, fostering institutional policies that ensure equal access and intervention with appropriate learning technology, and involving agencies, as well as policymakers, that are supporting the handicapped. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Special Needs Students
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CE 079 178-206.