ERIC Number: ED034957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Development of Simulation Materials; Media for Training Special Education Administrators.
Hudson, Floyd Gene
This was a project to design and develop materials for training special education administrators. Simulation was used as an instructional approach allowing interaction similar to that of the "real world" administrative setting. After a literature review on roles and functions, reality-based problems were chosen for use in tasks to elicit decision making. Situations representing a city, school system, a community, a state, and a special education department within a school system, were designed for each of 50 preselected problems. Tasks involved inbasket messages, telephone calls, and conferences requiring face to face interaction. Response forms were decisions and nondecisions along with stated reasons for each action. A special trainee kit provided essential background materials and samples of the response forms. Several conclusions were reached: (1) the materials should be used with advanced special education seminars but can be used adequately in a workshop or institute; (2) they should be expanded to include more problematical situations; and (3) they should be tested for suitability. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Administration, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Professional Continuing Education, Projects, Public Education, Simulation, Special Education
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis