ERIC Number: ED054557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Northwest Educational Cooperative Teacher Training Program. Final Report.
Gillet, Pamela; Eash, Maurice
Reported upon is the year-long Northwest Educational Cooperative Teacher Training Program in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in which public schools, the educational cooperative (a consortium of 10 school districts), and colleges and universities cooperatively executed an experimental program to train teachers for children with learning disabilities and/or behavioral disorders. Twenty-four individuals with bachelors degrees but no special education training were selected as interns. Professional training was provided through college courses, intensive supervised clinical experiences, staff consultations, seminars, and inservice training. During the first semester, mornings were devoted to clinical experiences in public school classrooms and afternoons to college content classes. For the second semester, interns were placed in regular teaching assignments, supervised by project staff and building supervisors. Interns rated accompanying inservice programs highly on the criterion of relevancy and interest. All interns earned 24 graduate credit hours, completed the program, and were employed for the following year, though only six will work directly in special education programs. Extensive monitoring and evaluative data gathered is presented. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Educational Cooperative, Palatine, IL.