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Almost 300 academics and teachers open the International Congress on Education
Focusing on prevention, participants from Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Norway, Chile, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Angola, Panama, Colombia, Bolivia and Cuba will debate on experiences in the sector, sources from the organizing committee told Prensa Latina.

Cuba has been seat of those biannual forums since 1990.

Due to the multi-sectoriality of special teaching, experts from the Psychology Faculty at the Havana University, the Neurosciences Institute, and the Center for Neurological Restoration will attend the event as guests.

The Congress is organized through plenary sessions, lectures and round tables, Maria Mercedes Perez, coordinator of scientific program, told Prensa Latina.

The also technical-teaching adviser to the Latin American Reference Center for Special Education stated that delegates will give great importance to the integral attention of deaf, blind and autistic children.

The training of teachers is of great interest because we must prepare to assist not only minors with education needs, but also the sources of risk, Perez said.


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