ERIC Number: ED166551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of an Innovative Program of Vocational Special Needs Teacher Preparation. Final Report.
Kaufman, Jack J.
The development of a vocational education special needs teacher education delivery system which could with economic feasibility meet the inservice needs in Idaho's 115 school districts and six postsecondary vocational schools was the purpose of this study. Six persons were selected to serve as affiliate faculty members at the University of Idaho. During the course of an eight-week summer session, the six affiliate faculty members developed two three-semester credit courses for presentation in the next academic year. Sites for presentation were chosen near the homes of the affiliate faculty members. (The reduction of travel expense associated with this plan was identified as the key to the increase in cost effectiveness of the project.) During the fall semester, the first course, Identifying Vocational Special Needs Students, was presented to 106 students. During the year-end holidays, another affiliate faculty member was identified and the second course, Modifying Programs for Vocational Special Needs Students, was offered at seven sites to 134 students. Evaluative data of student perceptions of the courses were collected, and these indicated that the classes were generally well received by the students. Based on observation of the first year's performance of the model developed in the project, it was concluded that the affiliate faculty delivery model was a very cost effective system for providing inservice teacher education in vocational special needs. Finally, it was recommended that an affiliate faculty delivery system be considered in rural states which have a need for inservice teacher education. (Course syllabi are included in the appendixes.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Coll. of Education.