Dr. Roswal Plays
JACKSONVILLE -- October 17, 2001 --
Dr. Glenn Roswal, Department of Health, Physical Education, and
Recreation in the College of Education and Professional Studies,
recently conducted a seminar on programs for people with disabilities in
the Baltic States Region of Eurasia. Held in Riga, Latvia, October 4-7,
the seminar is part of a project funded by Special Olympics
International to develop education programs for people with mental
retardation in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Participants at the Riga seminar consisted of 16 professors from universities and institutes in the countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. Roswal led a team of international presenters, consisting of university professors from Belgium and Poland.
The project was launched in September 1999 with a seminar in Warsaw, Poland and a follow-up seminar in Groningen, Netherlands. That first phase, also led by Roswal, involved university professors from Russia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, and Kazakhstan.
In addition to the seminar in Riga, the second phase of the project will include seminars in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Kiev, Ukraine, led by Dr. Sergey Evseev of St. Petersburg, Russia. Evseev and Roswal will lead a follow-up seminar in Poland in June 2002.
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