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ERIC Number: ED171034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Mini Course: A Delivery Approach for Training Inservice Personnel in the Education of the Handicapped.
Gentry, Ruben
An inservice mini course training program at Jackson State University was designed to prepare educational personnel for teaching mainstreamed handicapped children as mandated by Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act). The mini course approach was selected as it is of short duration and is widely preferred by teachers. Among arrangements which must be made in preparation for the mini course are conducting a needs assessment, selecting instructors, and making plans for follow up on program participants. Priority was given to teachers in the eight countries surrounding the university which sponsored the program. Courses were held for regular educators and support personnel and also for paraprofessionals. Competencies, related to such areas as assessment techniques and remediations programs were selected. The courses ran for 2 weeks with a minimum of 48 hours of instructional supervision required for course credit. The instructional design followed a diagnostic, prescriptive, teaching-involvement, evaluation approach. Post test assessment of the participants' attitudes found that their attitudes were more favorable toward the handicapped following the course. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Jackson State University MS
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-70)