ERIC Number: ED193810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Analysis of Administrative Role Expectations by Regular and Special Education Personnel. Final Report.
Whitworth, Jerry E.; Hatley, Richard V.
To determine the types of training needed by directors of special education, 74 directors and other school personnel (superintendents, special and regular classroom teachers, and building principals) were sent questionnaires designed to obtain their perceptions of training needs, time requirements for training, and time spent at different job activities. Results indicated that few differences existed among position categories concerning the training of special education directors. Differences among personnel were largely a result of the different training of various school positions. Differences between personnel in the two states were largely attributable to differing structures for the delivery of services to exceptional children in Kansas and Missouri. Directors wanted more preparation in the areas of student personnel services, guidance and counseling, and school and community relations. Directors reported spending less time then they would like to in areas such as curriculum development, direct services to children, and parent conferences. The survey instruments are appended. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Research Projects Branch.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Kansas; Missouri