ERIC Number: ED184255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Competencies for Teachers Project: A Staff Development Program. Final Report FY 79.
Stulac, Josef F., II; Olive, John
The final report on the third year of a 5 year program to investigate performance based certification procedures for special education teachers and to assess teacher competency is presented. Nineteen competency areas were identified and modules to train teachers in each of the competencies were developed. A study of 56 special education teachers was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the modules. The teachers were divided into two groups and both groups were given a competency assessment instrument. One group received the modules; one group served as a control. Half of each group was told the results of the ratings. Findings of the study indicated that knowledge of ratings made no difference. In every case the group which took training did better during the second assessment than the control group. A workshop evaluation of the modules, data on scores, and participant evaluation are among tables included in the appendix. The assessment instrument is also appended. (PHR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Cooperative Educational Service Agency, Atlanta, GA.
Note: A part of the Project SECT series; Some figures have marginal print; For final report year 2, see ED 169 708; For other related materials, see EC 123 249-251