ERIC Number: ED063477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Re-Training of Vocational Education Personnel to Amplify and Enhance Their Role in Working with Disadvantaged and Handicapped Learners. A Teacher Training Program for Vocational Education Teachers and Supervisors. Final Report.
Dawson, James I.
Thirty vocational education teachers and supervisors who taught disadvantaged and/or handicapped students attended a 3-week inservice institute designed to: (1) provide them with the expertise to better understand the various problems of the disadvantaged and handicapped, and (2) provide training and self-exploratory experiences. Institute activities consisted of small group discussions and presentations by teaching consultants on such topics as factors contributing to low academic achievement, sociological influences on the disadvantaged, motivating disadvantaged students, and social aspects of the handicapped. Evaluation of the institute was accomplished by a rating scale and by three pre- and post-test instruments which assessed participants' perception of their knowledge, their attitudes, and their cognitions regarding teaching the disadvantaged. During the 9 months following the institue, each participant was visited twice by institute personnel who provided further aid, observed the extent to which teachers were utilizing methods and techniques learned, and determined the effectiveness of the methods. Two 1-day workshops were held to discuss the results of the teaching methods and provide additional information. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Home Economics Service.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL.; Alabama A and M Univ., Normal.