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ERIC Number: ED016333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A STATUS REPORT OF THE PROGRAM FOR TRAINABLE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN.
BARKER, FELIX S.
THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CONDUCTED A SURVEY DESIGNED TO EVALUATE THE PRESENT EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM FOR TRAINABLE MENTALLY RETARDED (TMR) CHILDREN AND TO AID IN FUTURE PLANNING. OF 154 QUESTIONNAIRES DISTRIBUTED, 116 WERE RETURNED AND ASSESSED, ALONG WITH FORMS FOR TMR CLASSES FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT. DATA DERIVED COVER ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION, THE TEACHER, PUPIL, AND CURRICULUM. TABLES REPORT ORGANIZATION OF CLASSES BY AGE RANGE, AVAILABILITY OF SEQUENTIAL PROGRAMS, AND AVAILABILITY OF SHELTERED WORKSHOPS. INFORMATION ON TEACHERS INCLUDES SEX, AGE, LEVEL OF TRAINING, TRAINING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, COLLEGES ATTENDED FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TRAINING, EXPERIENCE IN TMR CLASSROOMS, OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE, INSERVICE TRAINING, AND USE OF TEACHER'S AIDES. OTHER TABLES SHOW AGE AND IQ OF PUPILS, TMR CURRICULUM AREAS, A SUMMARY BY YEARS OF NUMBERS OF PUPILS AND TEACHERS IN THE TMR PROGRAM, AND A COMPARISON OF SEVEN OTHER STATES' TMR SERVICES. RECOMMENDED ARE GREATER COOPERATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS IN SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS, SMALLER AGE RANGES WITHIN CLASSES, ESTABLISHMENT OF SEQUENTIAL PROGRAMS WITH AT LEAST THREE CLASSES, MORE TEACHER COURSEWORK IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, AND MORE INSERVICE TRAINING ON CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING METHODS. THE TWO TMR TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE AND CLASS REPORT FORMS ARE INCLUDED. (TS)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Raleigh)