ERIC Number: ED160867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Determination of Missouri Home Economics Teachers' Training Needs Related to Instruction of Handicapped Students. Final Report.
Martin, Betty B.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to collect data concerning the handicapped students who are enrolled in home economics and to determine the type of training that should be provided for home economics teachers in Missouri. Survey instruments were sent to all home economics teachers in consumer and homemaking programs and occupational programs in secondary schools in Missouri in the school year 1977-78. The results of the study based on a thirty-six percent return indicated that eighty-four percent of the teachers reported having handicapped students enrolled in their classes with learning disabled and educable retarded students representing the greatest handicapped enrollments. The home economics teachers recognized a need for additional training. Findings of the study suggested the following recommendations: (1) evening classes for college credit should be offered in various sections of the state, particularly in St. Louis and Southeast and Central Missouri, where the greatest need exists; (2) after-school non-credit inservice training should be provided in each section of the state; (3) priority should be given to providing instructional materials and resources to use with handicapped students; and (4) support should be given for the use of teacher aides in home economics classrooms and home economics teachers should be encouraged to utilize services and resources of special teachers in their schools. (A copy of the teacher's needs survey is included.) (Author/CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.