ERIC Number: ED199784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Competencies for Mainstreamed Students: A Format for the Next Fifty Years.
Boileau, Don M.; Boileau, Janet L.
This paper argues that the individualized education plan (IEP) mandated by Public Law 94-142 for mainstreamed handicapped students provides educators with a model for the future--when all students will have a right to an IEP. The paper first discusses the characteristics of an IEP, suggesting that it should ideally identify the child's present performance achievements, the goals to be achieved by the end of the year, how these goals will be met by classroom activities, and how attainment will be evaluated. It then asserts that since the IEP model is the oral-based conference, speech communication teachers have several advantages, and the high school speech class is a natural class for mainstreaming. The paper provides a list of guidelines for working with mainstreamed learning disabled students who have difficulties with attention span, hyperactivity, and related organizational problems. It concludes with a list of four basic teacher competencies: (1) the ability to plan an IEP for each student, (2) the ability to prepare a task analysis for each goal, (3) the ability to communicate in appropriate ways with a diverse group of students, and (4) the ability to apply a variety of teaching/learning strategies. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Competencies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Chicago, IL, April 9-11, 1981).