ERIC Number: ED157865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
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An Analysis of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (BEH) Deans' Projects.
Reynolds, Maynard C.
A renegotiation of relationships between special education faculties and other units of colleges of education is underway in order to prepare a new corps of regular teachers who are capable of carrying out their expanded roles in serving handicapped students. The federal government has provided eighty one "Deans' Grants" funds to be used mainly for developmental purposes involving regular teacher education faculty and the basic preparation programs of the college. Five categories of activities can be identified as occurring within colleges supported by Deans' Grants: (1) faculty orientation: in almost all cases, Deans' projects have made provisions for activities designed to create awareness and commitment among education faculty concerning the emerging modes of service for handicapped students; (2) curriculum revisions: all projects have involved the development of revised curriculums for the preparation of school personnel; (3) field related activities: efforts have been directed to the selection and development of clinical experiences that give training in approaches to education for the handicapped; (4) administrative restructuring: colleges are in the process of restructuring administrative and leadership patterns for total teacher preparation programs; and (5) products: in some instances, Deans' projects have given attention to the development of training materials, such as films, sets of readings audio cassette units, and broad new systems for teacher preparation. (JD)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (30th, Chicago, Illinois, February 23, l978)