ERIC Number: ED022272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: N/A
Attendant Training in Southern Residential Facilities for the Mentally Retarded. Report of the SREB Attendant Training Project.
Bensberg, Gerard J.; Barnett, Charles D.
A 5-year attendant training project for institutional attendants of the mentally retarded was begun in 21 institutions and expanded to 37 participating institutions in 15 southeastern states. A description of the actual events of the 5 years of the project is provided and is meant to serve as a guideline for those setting up or conducting similar programs. Participating institutions, their residents, employees, training programs, and the role of the attendant are discussed. The curriculum developed cooperatively during the project, frequently encountered problems in implementing training programs, methods which might be used in teaching adults, and the importance of evaluation as a part of any training program are also treated. An evaluation of the project and a summary with seven recommendations are included. Twenty-six references are distributed at the ends of the chapters. Appendixes present annotated lists of 105 books and pamphlets and 58 audiovisual aids, the information and opinion questionnaires used in the project, data on participating institutions, committee members, seminars and whorkshops sponsored by the project, the inservice exchange program, excerpts from project newsletters and seminars, and publications of the project. (DF)
Descriptors: Attendants, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Exceptional Child Education, Inservice Education, Institutional Personnel, Job Training, Personnel, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.