ERIC Number: ED161845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Growth of Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skill Required by P.L. 94-142 Among Preservice Teachers.
Cole, Henry P.
Description of a course designed for preservice education students, with the objective of developing positive attitudes toward handicapped students and basic knowledge and beginning skills needed to instruct a wide variety of handicapped children in regular classroom settings, is presented. The course was divided into the following modules: (1) humanism, examining the relationship between perception and behavior; (2) teacher effectiveness training, providing techniques by which future teachers might best communicate with their students and examine their own attitudes; (3) contingency management, providing a basic methodology for management of instruction and behavior problems in the classroom; (4) mainstreaming rationale, promoting a better understanding of the problems of the handicapped; (5) individualization of instruction, developing knowledge and skill in a variety of methods of individualization; and (6) measurement and evaluation, designed to provide basic knowledge and skills in the use of teacher-made tests and assessment procedures as well as standardized tests in making judgments about student achievement and effectiveness of instruction. Appended are samples of forms used by students to evaluate the course. Summary statistics are presented in tabular form. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Positive Attitudes
Note: Paper presented at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, First Behavioral Studies Conference (St. Louis, Missouri, October 20-21, 1978)